Warning: This post is heavy with spoilers, so don’t read it if you haven’t yet seen the movie and still intend to.
My wife and I took advantage of the built-in babysitting that comes with having the in-laws in town for a visit this weekend. We stole away for a few hours to see Batman Begins.… Read more
Inspired by so many things to do in this area, I’ve started a new blog: SeattleDayTrips.com. I hope that this won’t really be my blog, but a community effort to catalog and share experiences of what there is to do near the Seattle metro area. This blog is open to anyone to contribute to, so if you live in the area, or have visited, feel free to help create content.… Read more
This is a very intriguing article to me: The Megachurch That’s Reinventing Itself. Having lived in the Phoenix metro area for over a decade, I was quite familiar with Community Church of Joy and various impressions people had of it. I’m interested to see how well some of the transitions they are trying to make will go.… Read more
We are in our new house now. It’s been most traumatic. I’ve been without broadband for the last week, and couldn’t even get online through the 3 or 4 wifi connections available in our neighborhood. We got up and running today…it’s good to be back!… Read more
- After looking through it, I decided to use it as a daily read/devotional. I’m not sure if this is how Conrad intended it to be read, but it is working out great that way for me.
Exactly four months ago today, I promised to post a link to the audio from the Mars Hill/Acts 29 Boot Camp that Dean and I went to. Well, today I finally noticed links to the audio on the Acts 29 website. I know that the number of people who read that post and have held their breath waiting for that link is most probably zero, but at least my conscience is now clear and I can finally sleep again tonight.… Read more
I ran across this in the first chapter of To Be Told, by Dan Allender, and I think it’s worth passing along:
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I don’t believe God is so concerned that we build ministries–or companies, families, or any other human legacy–to his glory. His glory is grown when we simply live out the calling he has given us.
I have often thought that we spend too much time in church services trying to make people feel welcome. It’s not that we don’t want people to feel welcome, we certainly do. However, all these attempts to make people feel welcome create a division of sorts. And this division creates a consumer mindset for those who are attending the church.… Read more
Up until this morning, I have only thought Postmodern Children’s Ministry to be a so-so and somewhat generic book. However, the chapter on the Bible (chapter 7) has made this book completely worthwhile.… Read more