Monthly Archive: April 2009

Broken People

I’ve been with a lot of hurting people this week. Failed marriages, derailed relationships, deeply-entrenched sin, broken dreams, disturbing doctor’s reports, addictions that seemingly can’t be kicked. There’s one thing that serves as a...

Audience Participation

Audience Participation

Okay gang, you’ve been quiet as of late.  Maybe 121 baptisms don’t excite you the way they excite me.  Maybe you don’t think a prayer cross is funny.  Maybe pictures of ducks don’t elicit...

Stories From The Tank

Stories From The Tank

On Sunday we baptized 121 people at the Summit.  It was a very, very cool day, but days like that always bring questions… Why did you do it that way? Is that even biblical?...

The Baptism Report

The Baptism Report

I’ve had my snarky friends remind me for the past 24 hours that I am a blogger in a Twitter world and that my tardiness in passing along numbers is a reflection of my...

Our Father Who Art In Retail…

Our Father Who Art In Retail…

I saw this ad on TV the other night and I have six words for you: 163 shopping days until my birthday.  Somebody’s gotta get me one of these. Favorite moments: :26 – the...

Tell the Why

Tell the Why

I was reminded this week about the power of the Why.  We’ve talked about the Why here before, but this week was a fresh memory jog that you can never tell the story too...

Town Hall for Hope

Town Hall for Hope

Last Wednesday I watched in fascination as millions of Americans took to the streets to participate in “tea parties” – their official stamp of disapproval on paying taxes.  I realized that if this pastor...

It’s a Great Day to be a…

It’s a Great Day to be a…

When I arrived at the office this morning, this guy* and one of his friends were waiting on me.  I know it’s dreary and rainy and somebody out there is making cracks about building...