Published: 2 years ago

Merry Christmas from the Franks Family!

What a great year! Thank you for being a reader. The blog will be on hiatus for a few days as I enjoy some downtime with my family. See you in 2016!

Published: 2 years ago

Christmas at DPAC: Day One

The Lord is good, my friends. Yesterday kicked off the first two of five Christmas services at the Durham Performing Arts Center. If you keep up with eastern seaboard weather trivia (and who doesn’t?), you may know that the Triangle area had flash floods …

Published: 2 years ago

Wednesday Three For All

I’m forgoing the normal Thursday Three For All this week because there’s some special stuff coming tomorrow. Meanwhile, enjoy these three posts that I’ve been perusing this week. (Yes. “Perusing.” Because I’m sophisticated like that.) Remember to click the bold print to see the entire original post.   …

Published: 2 years ago

Christmas at DPAC: A Few Ways To Pray

As this post goes live on Tuesday morning, a small battalion of volunteers will be gathering at the Durham Performing Arts Center. We’ll be unloading trucks, setting up the venue, and preparing for five services over two days. 1,400 volunteers will serve more than …

Published: 2 years ago

O Holy Night: Our Annual Jam

As a blogger, I feel like I have one primary responsibility to you, the reading community. And this year, I almost let it slip by unnoticed. I am referring, of course, to our annual grouplisten of O Holy Night. Yes, OHN is my all …

Published: 2 years ago

Flashback Friday: Sad Christmas Carols

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you! Over on my alternate world known as The Twitter, it’s been a fun few weeks as we’ve been taking a look at …

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Thursday Three For All: The Force Awakens Edition

I’ll admit that I’m a bit of a Star Wars nerd. Not the kind of Star Wars nerd that still has all of his childhood toys and gets featured in a documentary (although I did actually watch said documentary earlier this week), but I’m …

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Christmas at DPAC: Who It’s For

(This post originally appeared on December 9, 2014.) We’re neck-deep in last-minute planning for one of the largest events we do all year. Christmas at DPAC takes months of planning, miles of cable, tons of lights, our entire staff team, and some 1,300 volunteers to …

Published: 2 years ago

Three Reasons to Serve at Christmas at DPAC

Next week marks one of my favorite events that we do all year at the Summit. Perhaps the favorite event. I’m referring, of course, to Christmas at the Durham Performing Arts Center: two days / five services worth of music, spoken word, and some really fun …

Published: 2 years ago

Explain the Why

You’ve undoubtedly heard the story of the husband and the ham. It’s a must-do illustration for all pastors. So much so, that all Southern Baptist seminaries require graduates to sign a contract stipulating that they will use the ham story in at least three …

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