Published: 10 months ago

Flashback Friday: Practical Ways to Prep for Easter

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   Like death, taxes, and Donald Trump, Easter is a reality. The good news is it’s a better reality than those other …

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

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

Together For Adoption 2015

Next month the church where I serve (The Summit Church) will be hosting Together for Adoption 2015: a like-minded gathering of people with a heart for orphans and an eye towards the fatherless. T4A’s impact in the world of orphan care is incalculable. Their …

Published: 2 years ago

For Them

Churches are notorious for building the kingdom. That seems like a good thing, until you realize that it’s not the kingdom with a capital “K” that the Bible talks about. Rather, it’s our own corporate kingdoms that we outfit with our amenities, our creature …

Published: 2 years ago

Gaining By Losing: a Review

My pastor wrote a book. Another one. This makes four, if you’re not counting The Adventures of Tripod the Three-Legged Dog, which was a graphic novel he penned in fourth grade, according to a fact that I just made up. But before I get to …

Published: 3 years ago

Vision Weekend 2015

No doubt about it: one of my favorite things we do all year at the Summit is our annual Vision Weekend. It’s a look back at God’s faithfulness. A look ahead at his promises. And a look around at all of the incredible things …

Published: 3 years ago

Like a Good Neighbor…

In an earlier post I mentioned that last weekend, churches all over the map experienced a significant attendance bump as vacations ended and schedules got back to normal. That was especially true at The Bridge Church in Wilmington, NC. The Bridge is a recent …

Published: 3 years ago

Why We Do Christmas At DPAC

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 prepare for the 10,000 plus guests that will …

Published: 3 years ago

Christmas at DPAC 2014

Yes, I know, we’re still two days shy of Thanksgiving and I’m talking Christmas, but as that great theologian Taylor Swift says, haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate. I’m pretty excited about our third year back at the Durham Performing Arts Center. Five …

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