Published: 4 years ago

Why Comfort Will Kill The Weekend

It seems that everybody has a first time guest horror story. You show up at a church for the first time and you’re either put on the spot, ignored, or confused. People don’t talk to you, or the pastor calls on you from the …

Published: 4 years ago

A Mouse Tale

Nothing good ever begins with the words “Don’t…anybody…move…” And yet, those fifteen letters are what started the entire adventure last Friday night. It was sometime after 11 PM. The whole family – sans the Princess – was up way too late, hanging out in …

Published: 4 years ago

Flashback Friday: Who Needs To Know Your Why

  Last week I was talking to a guy who has virtually no first impressions experience, at least in the church world. But it was immediately obvious that he was a Who that already understood the Why. He valued people. He understood how to make them feel …

Published: 4 years ago

Thursday Three For All

A Greater Identity. As a white American, I’m not sure I’ll ever completely understand my African American brothers’ and sisters’ hurt over the outcome of the recent Zimmerman trial. Earlier this week, a wise friend tried to guide me through the reality of the pain …

Published: 4 years ago

Three Keys to Building Your Volunteer Team

By now most of y’all know that I use this blog to think out loud. Well, “out loud” if you have a fancy way of making your computer device read to you. Or if you have a butler so you don’t have to be …

Published: 4 years ago

Tim Keller on First Impressions

There’s a “Keller Clause” in the contract of all Summit employees. Because he and our lead pastor are besties, we have to quote Keller roughly every 20 minutes, or our tithing rate goes up significantly. The following is a guest post by Clayton Greene, the …

Published: 4 years ago

Thursday Three For All

“Preachers of LA” brings the prosperity gospel to reality TV. ~sigh~ I’m not even sure where to begin with this. But I do like Joe Carter’s response over at the Gospel Coalition blog. “P. Diddy, Jay-Z, they’re not the only ones who should be driving …

Published: 4 years ago

Stop Discovering Your Spiritual Gift

This weekend I was honored to preach at the Summit’s Brier Creek Campus. I’m taking a few days this week and unpacking some further ideas from the message. I do this because (a) I’m a pretty lazy blogger and don’t feel like thinking up …

Published: 4 years ago

Why You Shouldn’t Serve The Church

This weekend I was honored to preach at the Summit’s Brier Creek Campus. I’m taking a few days this week and unpacking some further ideas from the message. I do this because (a) I’m a pretty lazy blogger and don’t feel like thinking up …

Published: 4 years ago

Killing the Culture of Entitlement

This weekend I was honored to preach at the Summit’s Brier Creek Campus. I’m taking the next day or three and unpacking some further ideas from the message. I do this because (a) I’m a pretty lazy blogger and don’t feel like thinking up …

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