Book Review: Deep and Wide by Andy Stanley


I have rarely read a book that has probed my heart as much this one did. There are two groups who need to read this book: Elders and Ministers. This has to be read if a church wants to move from irrelevancy to relevancy. Yet, he challenges us because typically when we hear the word … Continue reading Book Review: Deep and Wide by Andy Stanley

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Crimson Tide Fans and the Gospel


Last night I had the opportunity to speak at the Old Hickory Church of Christ on the subject, "Crafting Your Personal Vision." I made the statement that in order to find your personal vision one needs to understand what bothers them in this world. In other words, in their heart of hearts, what do they … Continue reading Crimson Tide Fans and the Gospel

Youth Ministry 6.3 Lesson #34 – Dan Kimball (They Like Jesus but Not the Church)


I had the opportunity to interview Dan Kimball, teaching pastor of Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz, California. Dan wrote the book, "They Like Jesus but not the Church," and has a keen awareness of perceptions people have of the church. We talk about some of those perceptions and also talk about the way the … Continue reading Youth Ministry 6.3 Lesson #34 – Dan Kimball (They Like Jesus but Not the Church)

The Dirty Seven and the Church 3 – Lying Tongue


We are continuing a series of how people perceive the church and using Proverbs 6:16-19 (7 Deadly Sins) as a framework for our discussion. 16 There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, 18 a heart that devises wicked … Continue reading The Dirty Seven and the Church 3 – Lying Tongue

The Dirty Seven and the Church 2 – Haughty Eyes


We are continuing a series of how people perceive the church and using Proverbs 6:16-19 (7 Deadly Sins) as a framework for our discussion. 16 There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, 18 a heart that devises wicked … Continue reading The Dirty Seven and the Church 2 – Haughty Eyes

The Dirty Seven and the Church


I got an idea for a post when listening to a conversation that was, in essence, gossip.  I have been thinking a lot about the church lately which sounds a little bit strange considering thinking about the church kind of goes with my job description.  But, when I say thinking about the church I mean … Continue reading The Dirty Seven and the Church

Memphoplin (Part 1)


For the first time in a long time I have the opportunity to blog.  I was out of pocket for most of June with back-to-back mission trips and we have VBS this week so my blogging has been pathetic at-best.  What I wanted to do is share a few stories about what we did as … Continue reading Memphoplin (Part 1)