October 5, 2012

While I’m out of town, here are a couple of links to keep you thinking. Have a great weekend and see you Sunday (Mt Vernon folks)! Coming Clean – Popular author Max Lucado talks about his recent struggle with alcohol. Incredible courage from such a public figure. 5 Things Scripture Teaches Us About Governments – As the 2012 election heats up, good reminders for all. What I Learned as a Sunday Sinner – Shockingly real testimony of someone visiting a… Read more

October 4, 2012

When you read this post, I’ll be in Atlanta, GA at Catalyst. An amazing conference for church leaders, it’s something I look forward to each time I go. Going this year with the Mt Vernon staff makes it even that much more special. Since Catalyst is on my mind, let me share ten reasons why I’m pumped to be in Atlanta today. 1. I’ll be inspired by others in the Kingdom. Not only are the speakers amazing, the stories I hear… Read more

October 4, 2012

When you read this post, I’ll be in Atlanta, GA at Catalyst. An amazing conference for church leaders, it’s something I look forward to each time I go. Going this year with the Mt Vernon staff makes it even that much more special. Since Catalyst is on my mind, let me share ten reasons why I’m pumped to be in Atlanta today. 1. I’ll be inspired by others in the Kingdom. Not only are the speakers amazing, the stories I hear… Read more

October 3, 2012

If you’re a part of a church, then you’ve got at least a nominal desire to reach your city. In church lingo, we call that our “Jerusalem,” from Christ’s great mandate of Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”. Last week we talked about Acts 1:8 being a command to tell your story. This week,… Read more

October 2, 2012

Being a history nerd, I’ve always loved reading about our nation’s past. While I’ve read numerous books on our Founding Fathers and our critical wars, I’ve never read a book exclusively devoted to the Louisiana Purchase. Today, we take this event as an afterthought. We assume that our nation was always going to stretch across a continent and be the most powerful nation on earth. This book delves into our formative years as a nation, and talks about one critical… Read more

October 1, 2012

This past Friday night at Mt Vernon, we had Table for Two, a periodic event we have for married couples where the church watches the kids and the married couples get a date designed to strengthen their marriage. Thankful to all the volunteers that helped make this happen! This past Friday, we introduced The Great Date Experiment from Northpoint Community Church. A healthy and successful church based out of Atlanta, Northpoint operates their MarriedLife marriage ministry on six great principles…. Read more

September 28, 2012

Another great week. A few of these links have been out for awhile, but they’re guaranteed to make you think, give you hope, and probably make you a little mad as well. Have a great weekend! Couple Sues in “Wrongful Birth” Lawsuit – read only if you have a strong stomach. I feel so sorry for this precious child. Why I am Grammar Obsessed – Is it importent to write good when u right emails and stuff? Prominent Atheist Converts… Read more

September 27, 2012

Last night at The Conversation (our mid-week adult Bible study), we talked about giving. Always fun when the preacher talks about money. We didn’t pass around the KFC buckets, but we were close. I gave a list of seven excuses Christians use not to give. I thought I’d pass them along. Please let me know if I’ve missed any. 1. “I can’t afford to give.” Always a go to excuse. Most of us feel like we’re not in the best financial… Read more

September 26, 2012

BIG Idea: Tell your story. Have you ever wondered what we’re really here to do? Christians, I mean. After we make that fateful decision, while we’re sitting around waiting for heaven, what are we supposed to do here on earth? Just attend church a bunch of times and rack up extra Jesus points? Live it up here on earth while we still can, throwing the occasional “please forgive me” up to heaven? Plug KLove into our ears and drown out… Read more

September 25, 2012

William Tyndale is one of the more underrated men in Christian history. Most folks don’t know his name or what he did, but if you speak English, he contributed more to your language than almost any other person, including Shakespeare (who helped the English language flourish on the foundation built by Tyndale). Tyndale was an Englishman in the 1500s, exiled from his homeland and hunted down for his heretical views. England at the time was in the midst of incredible… Read more

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