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When a Good Deal…Isn’t

When a Good Deal…Isn’t

Earlier this week I dropped by Blockbuster to pick up a couple of gift cards.  Here’s how the conversation went down… Employee #1: What can I get for you, sir? Me: I just need to...

The Five Stages of Sermon Prep

The Five Stages of Sermon Prep

As we say in the preaching world, Sunday is in the can.   Okay, so I’ve really never heard anyone say that in the preaching world.  Heck, I don’t even have a travel visa to...

500

500

If you attended the Brier Creek AM campus last Sunday, you heard Pastor J.D. make the challenge for 500 of you to be sent out to one of our other campuses.  January is coming, and...

Blessed to be a Blessing

I’m a Christmas Hog. Growing up, it was always about me: my presents.  My tree.  My family celebration.  Sure, I was a churched kid raised by parents who tried to work it out of me, but...

“I Believe” Starts Tomorrow Night

  I won’t rehash what I’ve already said.  If you missed the earlier commercial about the Triangle’s best Christmas celebration, you can catch up here. But for now, I’ll make you a promise: you come...

I’ve Been Elfed

I’ve Been Elfed

Ever since I was a little boy, I’ve had a dream that I’d get elfed one day.  Well…yesterday was that day.  Check out Rick’s Cole Mill Campus blog to see for yourself. (I’m especially fond...

My PK is Smarter Than Your Boston Terrier

My PK is Smarter Than Your Boston Terrier

PKs are a dangerous breed. If you didn’t grow up in ChurchWorld, you may not know that “PK” refers to “preacher’s kid,” a term that strikes fear in the hearts of blue-haired old ladies and...

I’m So Confused…

I’m So Confused…

Under my desk, I keep a stash of microwave popcorn for the occasional kernel-rific afternoon treat.  (Please don’t tell anyone…it’s my stash and no one else’s.)  This particular stash expired in August 2007 and has...

What Doesn’t Fit?

What Doesn’t Fit?

Since I’ve been listening to lots of Christmas music lately, I’ve been reminded just how weird the whole December tunes industry is.  Call me crazy (you won’t be the first) but do some of these...

The Yo Yo Needs the String

On Sunday the Summit hosted Ed Stetzer as guest speaker in our services.  Ed is internationally recognized as the sultan of stats, the guru of growth, the pied piper of planting churches.  Whenever Ed speaks,...

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