Tagged: gospel

When Culture is Broken

Whether you manage a store or minister at a church, sometimes you have to face the harsh reality that your culture is broken. Exhibit A: last Thursday I went to a local big-box store...

Gospel or Gimmick?

One of the plumblines for our First Impressions Team is that the gospel is offensive, but nothing else should be (follow the link for a more detailed explanation). That means we intentionally enter into...

Marshmallow Grabbing and the Gospel

Yesterday I was rolling down the road and listening to NPR, because apparently I’m 62 and have an affection for endangered spotted owls. They were doing a feature story on the infamous “Marshmallow Test”...

Thursday Three For All

Thursday Three For All

Practical Tips for How to Make More Time for Reading. I love me some books. But over the last year my intake has tanked. I’m hoping this‘ll get me back on track. If I’m honest,...

Twenty Years.

Twenty Years.

Those babies up there? That’s us. January 16, 1993 was the day we said “I do.” We were kids. Children. Nineteen years old, crazy in love, and convinced we were ready for the road ahead....

Not-So-Silent Night

Not-So-Silent Night

As I type, we’re wrapping up day one of Christmas at DPAC, and getting prepared for two more services on Christmas Eve. It has been – in short – amazing. Freakishly amazing. Our First...

Christmas at DPAC

Christmas at DPAC

If you live in the Raleigh-Durham area, you’ve hopefully seen the billboards, commercials, and inviter cards promoting Christmas at the Durham Performing Arts Center. These five events over two days is the Summit Church’s...