Breaking Communication Breakdowns

I love Chip and Dan Heath's Made To Stick. That's why it's on my favorites list on this blog. Written from a corporate perspective, it's all about communication.If you are passionate about communicating important stuff, and doing it in a way that reaches people in the...

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Clay Court Tennis & The Ministry

Perhaps in honor of the French Open, I played tennis on a clay court yesterday.Now, I hate clay. I have nightmares about matches that I played on clay. It works against me on every level: because it slows the ball down on impact, it blunts the power of my serve (my...

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Millenial Maze And The Book Of Life

We had Episode Four of NUMB3RS on Sunday. I think it might have been the strongest yet.Chris Macedo was on fire leading us in praise and worship.Then James-Michael Smith's sermon-intro-video got us ready for the message: The talk itself covered Revelation 20:1-15. We...

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Going Full Color

Last Sunday, I did something I don't normally do: I went out for lunch after church. Usually, my son and I take a quick trip to the Y and then eat leftovers.But some friends from church invited Ron Dozier and his family and I for a pool party. Those who invited us are...

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NUMB3RS, Part Four: 1,000 Year Reign

Well, we've been through the Rapture and endured the Tribulation. Sort of.Now time for the Millenial Kingdom. To prepare for Sunday, read Revelation 20:1-15 ahead of time. A few years ago, I taught a class at Good Shepherd called The Millenial Maze. We looked at the...

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Sublime Moments

Enough Revelation. For awhile.I've been thinking about some of my favorite moments in rock songs. Not the best songs, necessarily, but what are those moments within songs that stay with you? So I put together a few of my favorites:1. When Merry Kelly's haunting vocals...

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The Skinny On The Rapture

So yesterday's service was all about the NUMB3R Zero -- as in there will be zero raptures of the kind that Left Behind or The Late Great Planet Earth describe it. It's one of my favorite conversations/debates to have within the church.It got off to great start as...

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NUMB3RS, Part 3: 0 Raptures (Really?)

This is one you don't want to miss.If you've read Left Behind, The Late Great Planet Earth, and Countdown To Armageddon, you don't want to miss this.If your car has a bumper sticker that says, "In Case Of Rapture, This Car Will Be Unmanned," you don't want to miss...

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Top Five Resources For Revelation

Yesterday I posted about misconceptions we bring to Revelation.So today, I want to give you some well-respected resources that have helped in my understanding of the book. These have been pivotal in my preparation for NUMB3RS. Here goes:Top Five Resources For Studying...

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Top Five Misconceptions About The Book Of Revelation

So I've been thinking about the book of Revelation so much recently that I came up with a list.Top Five Misconceptions About The Book Of Revelation1. That it is "The Book Of Revelations." There is no such thing as the book of Revelations. It's Revelation, singular.2....

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