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Your Lack of Disqualification

I can summarize tonight’s message in one phrase. People more jacked up than us have been used by God. That may not be the most eloquent way to say it, and I think I ramped up to it a little more elegantly, but it’s the…

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Onward and Upward

We spend too little time thinking about the future. I’m not talking about our future.  I’m talking about The Future.   And I’m not just talking about eschatology, or as we like to say ‘where this thing is going’.  I’m talking about both where this…

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In it to the elbows.

November is National Adoption Month, and Kelsey and I are in to the elbows.  Am I the only one who’s ever heard this phrase?  I’ve used it for years but can’t find it anywhere else. I am also aware that my dad used it in…

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OK, let’s light this firecracker.

This Sunday, October 19  6pm Covenant Chapel Auditorium  (MAP) Hey friends, We’re a few days away from pressing the button on our big experiment and details are coming together nicely. There are a few things I wanted you to be aware of… Worship is going to be sweet.  …

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On Giving to a Missionary….

Leading a family that has made it’s way as missionaries for ten plus years, I give a fair amount of thought to why people give.   When they give, I wonder what their intentions were.  When they don’t give, I wonder what that means. I’m…

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A Ragamuffin Dad

I recently watched Ragamuffin – The True Story of Rich Mullins, and my heart is a wreck. I always enjoyed Mullins’ music – both it’s eclectic style and his incredible writing skill.  Rich could be insanely funny in one line and cut you so deep you’d…

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Church planting reality check

Church planters, you’re probably not planting a church. Hear me out. Unless you’ve moved your family to one of the most remote portions of the planet, the Church was probably there before you were born. If there is a Starbucks in your town, the Church…

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Could you rescue your captor?

My Bible reading regimen has me pouring through the story of Joseph right now. In the last few days I’ve read about his brothers’ visit to Egypt and his kindness towards them.  Yes, it’s messy, as he sends them away, stashes their money in their…

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5 Answers, Yea 6, Regarding The Experiment

In the past few days, I’ve had a question or two about the Big Experiment, and I figured it might be easier to answer them in this forum rather than having similar conversations multiple times. Is this experiment really just clever marketing to plant a…

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Be Remarkable

No joke. I’m writing this in the parking lot of a grocery store, cribbing wifi from the Corinth Square Hen House,  not because the ambiance is great for a writer, but because I feel the message can’t wait for some of us.  It can’t wait…

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