Published: 7 months ago

2017 Connections Confab: Apply Now!

2016 is winding down, campers. All of your Thanksgiving gravy has officially congealed in your circulatory system, and some of you are in the process of trying to flush it out with peppermint mocha and egg nog. But before you toss back your Buddy …

Published: 7 months ago

Feel the (Fuel) Burn

I have a 2004 Hyundai Sonata with a couple of superpowers: one is an after-market Bluetooth radio that allows me to beam music and podcasts from my phone to my car’s speakers by complete magic (I call it magic because I have no idea how …

Published: 7 months ago

Thursday Three For All: Thanksgiving Edition

Today is the annual Thanksgiving Edition. Whether you’re logging in at the beginning of the day (get up: that turkey ain’t gonna thaw itself) or at the end of the day (tryptophan coma, anyone?), you don’t have the time or energy to read. I’ve gotcha …

Published: 7 months ago

5 Reasons You Should Serve at Christmas at DPAC

For three days prior to Christmas, the Summit is going to be invading the Durham Performing Arts Center for a fifth year. We’ll be celebrating the incarnation of Jesus, the majesty of the manger, the astonishment that God would dare become man. Christmas at …

Published: 7 months ago

How Does a Night Service Affect First Impressions?

Matthew Dunavant, Connections Director at The Bridge Church in Spring Hill, TN, asks: We are experiencing a growth spurt and are adding two additional services starting in the new year: three on Sunday morning like we have been doing, and two Sunday evening services. My question is …

Published: 7 months ago

Flashback Friday: Stop. Think.

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   Every weekend, you commit a huge sin against those that come into your church: you refuse to think through their experience. …

Published: 7 months ago

Thursday Three For All

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the big bold print to read the entire article.)   Jeffrey Katzenberg Pens Open Letter to …

Published: 7 months ago

Hasta La Vista, Crybaby.

Babies are adorable (except when they’re not). And even crying babies can be cute (though, I’ve found it helps if it’s not your baby doing the crying). But what happens when a cute crying baby starts being…uh…cute…in the worship service, and can’t pull it together? More succinctly put …

Published: 8 months ago

The Morning After: A Call To Humility

I’m currently hanging out with some of our overseas personnel, so I thought I’d dig up a post out of the archives that was originally published on the first Wednesday of November 2012. Yep…our last day-after-the-Election-Day. Much has changed in our country since then, …

Published: 8 months ago

Killing the Culture of Entitlement

I’m currently out of the country, spending some time with our overseas personnel. I’m in an area where the gospel is not widely known, and the believers who reside here are in constant threat of persecution, imprisonment, even death. The past few days have …

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