Todd had a post this morning you absolutely have to check out.  There was a church in North Carolina that had their trailer stolen, and they’ve launched a campaign to find out who stole it… but it’s not what you think.  Rather than looking for justice, this church is looking to connect with and forgive these people, and even offers to buy them lunch.  They are doing it through a website, a YouTube video directed towards the new trailer owners :), and through some pretty radical billboards.

I’m absolutely blown away by this guy’s humility and grace.  Click here to go to their website for the scoop.
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Posted by on April 3, 2008 in church stuff, random stuff


Pastor Steve Jobs

Great post this morn from Bobby Gruenewald over at  You guys know I’m an Apple freak and his post marries the best of both worlds: the Church and Apple.  What would the church that Steve Jobs ran be like?  Here are my favorites from his list:

  1. Incredible imagery would display behind Pastor Jobs as he demonstrated the iJesus and invited everyone to demo it immediately.
  2. Everyone would be twittering as they were amazed by the iJesus…“I have to have that!” and “That changes everything!” would cross the twitterfeed.
  3. Everyone would have an iPod with their own worship playlist (and if you’re new, one would be provided to you at the door).
  4. Everyone with an iPod—earbuds in…would press play and simultaneously begin singing different songs (but no one would care, because you couldn’t hear everyone else and they couldn’t hear you…sing away!)
You can read the rest of his post here
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Posted by on April 3, 2008 in apple stuff, church stuff, ministry


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Big Weekend

Just got back from the gym.  It’s all quiet in my house, everyone is asleep.  I’m thinking about this weekend, and now I’m getting pretty excited!

The band has been rehearsing, Dennis has been working on his talk, we’ve scheduled volunteers, planned, prayed, invited.  Now it’s a matter of waiting until tonight at 7pm when we officially kick off the Easter Weekend and it’s 6 services.  I’m so excited to see what this weekend will bring.  Our people will bring their friends.  Many who never attend church will attend for the first time.  I hope they meet Christ this weekend.
If you live near Sherman, Texas, I’d love it if you’d be my guest this weekend!  Here are the service times:
  • Friday at 7:00pm
  • Saturday at 7:00pm
  • Sunday at 8:45am
  • Sunday at 10:10am
  • Sunday at 11:30am
  • Sunday night at 6pm at our Joshua’s Crossing location
What a time to consider Christ, His sacrifice and resurrection, and join with the community of believers to celebrate a great Savior who is Mighty to Save.
What is your church doing for Easter?

Selling my whole life…

How many of you have ever wished you could trade your entire life for another?

I saw this story yesterday about a guy who, after a divorce, is selling his entire life- including his house and everything in it (including his car, motorcycle, etc), his job, and even his friends.  He plans to walk away, hop on a plane, and see where it takes him.
I know so  many people are broken, wounded, empty, and they’d give anything to trade their life in on a new one.  They try every way they can think of to do that… every Friday night they are at the local bar attempting to use a drink to trade their life… a girl sleeps with a guy she knows doesn’t love her attempting to reach that other life… a middle-aged man leaves his wife and kids who love him dearly for a young gal he met at the office- trying to be happy, to find his place in life…
Easter is this weekend.  It’s the weekend of the year people far from God are most likely to come to your church.  Are you ready?  Can you handle the broken, the wounded, the needy? Will you do a “nice Easter service” and pat each other on the back that you pulled off “another Easter” or will you be prepared to engage everyone, to make sure they don’t get lost in the cracks?  Remember Jesus’ words when He said “I didn’t come to save the righteous but to save that which is lost.”  
People far from God often would give anything to trade their life for something better.  There’s only one life that’s better than any other- the life as a Christ-follower.  Will you do your part to help them make that trade this week?
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Posted by on March 19, 2008 in easter, ministry, random stuff


Where is Scott Hodge?

I was bored completely out of my mind and tried to call several friends but no one answered… so I called the last one on my list.  He did not answer.  I wept bitterly :)

Story #2- I was needing counseling and called the only one I knew could help…
no, that’s not it.
The real scoop is I missed my friend.  We’ve both been pretty busy and haven’t caught up as much as usual.  It’s been a crazy couple of weeks.  Connecting is good.  
Who do you like to connect with?
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Posted by on March 17, 2008 in other blogs


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