Published: 4 years ago

Christmas at DPAC

Day one is done. Last night we saw well over 4,000 people brave the December downpours and fight downtown traffic in order to experience the first two of five Christmas Eve services at the Durham Performing Arts Center. Missed it? Live local? There are …

Published: 4 years ago

Flashback Friday: O Holy Night

Christmas season doesn’t officially begin until this song blasts through my speakers.   2009 (original post): Tonight is the Night… 2010: O Holy Night: The Mystery Revealed You’re welcome.

Published: 4 years ago

Thursday Three For All

Four Reasons Why You Might Feel Disconnected From Your Church. (via @NathanRouse, HT @JustinKBuchanan) Don’t read the post without also hitting the comments. Yes, I agree with all four of Nathan’s points, but I also know that even those things aren’t always enough. A common phrase …

Published: 4 years ago

Whatever It Takes: A Love Story

You’re looking at my friends Ryan and Morgan, and my friend-that-I-haven’t-yet-met, Charlie. Charlie is an orphan from central Africa. Scratch that. Was an orphan from central Africa. A few months ago, a court declared Charlie a Doherty. He’s Ryan and Morgan’s son now. Instead of growing …

Published: 4 years ago

A Job Well Done…Is Rarely Noticed

I managed to snap this photo on the fly yesterday morning at our Brier Creek Campus. I say “managed to” because Sandy – the lady in the picture – is like a Windex Ninja. She stealthily sneaks in, works a little no-streak magic, and …

Published: 4 years ago

DPAC: Serve’s Up

DPAC is back. Last year’s services at the Durham Performing Arts Center were a high-water mark for our church. We swung the doors wide open to our community, inviting them in for two days as we celebrated the sights, sounds, and story of the …

Published: 4 years ago

Thursday Three For All

Avoiding the Christmas Crowd Trap. (via @MarkLWaltz) A great reminder as we head towards Christmas at DPAC. Don’t just show up to serve. Engage.  We expect thousands of new people this Christmas season. People who haven’t attended church services much, if at all, the rest …

Published: 4 years ago

Moses, ‘Mandments, & Toenail Polish

If you tuned in last week, you know that Advent has come to the Franks house. And even though we started off rough, we’ve persevered, stuck through, and endured more eye rolls and off-the-wall comments from a three year old than you can imagine. …

Published: 4 years ago

Serving Beyond Self

I’ve long told you that we have some of the best volunteers at any church, anywhere. In full disclosure, lots of pastors at lots of churches say that, but the difference is it’s really true of ours (nudge nudge, wink wink). This past weekend, …

Published: 4 years ago

Thursday Three For All

A Fake Slum for Luxury Tourists Who Don’t Want to See Real Poverty. (via @Gizmodo) Sometimes I’m not so proud to be an American. For those of you worried that the presence of heating and wi-fi might not make for an authentic slum experience, don’t …

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