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Build trust by flipping your marketing model upside down…

Have you seen the white paper from Moosylvania yet? It’s been out there awhile. If you haven’t had the chance to see it yet,...

Rereading a Classic: Christian Mission in the Modern World by John Stott

I make it a practice to read classic literature on a fairly regular basis. These days, I often read the classics my children are...

Missional Manifesto: Introducing Eric Mason

Over the weeks to come, I will be introducing you to the people who will be serving as framers for the Missional Manifesto that...

Vince and Some RADICAL Love!

Hey! Today I’m pumped to be part of the blog tour for Vince Antonucci and his new book, “Guerrilla Lovers: Changing the World with...

The Exchange Live Web Show Starts Today at 2p.m. Central

I'll be hosting a regular web show starting today. You can find it here. Here is what I wrote last week: My main agenda is simple:...

He’s Brought Me So Far…

AND I have SO MUCH FURTHER TO GO! This hit me the other day in a very unusual way. A friend of mine allowed me to...

Motivating the Troops (II)

I'm not quite to the point of suggesting that every pastor ought to subscribe to Sports Illustrated--that swimsuit issue coming to your house might...

Mark the moment …

I found some old family night photos from last year. They made me smile. We still do family nights, we just haven’t been as...

If I Could Go Back

If you're a pastor, here's an interesting game to play. And that's all it can be, unfortunately--a game. If you could go back to the...

A Couple of Quotes…

There are two quotes lately that seem to be bouncing around in my head…I can’t shake them and so I wanted to share them...

The Big Picture (I Peter chapter 1)

For reasons that escape me now, I Peter was the first book of the Bible I decided to preach through as a 22-year-old in...

"Converts to What?"– On the Need for Showing and Sharing the Love of Christ

Today, I re-start my tradition of blogging on all things missional each Monday. To do that, I wanted to start with an article that would...

Management of the absurd: paradoxes of communication

The Paradoxes of Communication The more we communicate the less we communicate. Most organizations OVERcommunicate believing everybody should be in on everything. When all lines...

Sunday Night Reflections

A few thoughts on a great day before I hit the hay! We saw over 40 people give their lives to Christ today…THAT never gets...

Things Prophets and Angels Did Not Know (I Peter 1:10-12)

These are a loaded three verses. To my knowledge, there's nothing quite like them in the New Testament, informing us that prophets and angels...

Yes, We WILL Be Having Church!

Hey NewSpring Church…all campuses…church is ON tomorrow…and I can’t wait! The momentum from last weekend combined with our new series (Identity Theft) this weekend...

Philippians Series, parts 1 and 2

As you may know, I am interim pastor at Two Rivers in Nashville. I have been preaching through the book of Philippians and thought...

Management of the absurd: technology of human relations

The Technology of Human Relations Increasingly we treat human relationships as requiring skill and technique. The more important a relationship, the less skill matters. Any...

An Unexpected Agreement on Church and Politics

I’ve just finished reading a fine article in Christianity Today: “Carl Henry Was Right” by Richard J. Mouw. In this article is discovered that...

What I've Learned About the Church

In this the Red Zone of my life--I turn 70 in two months, but don't let on like you know it; I'm trying to...
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