No Ordinary Sunday

One Way to Talk About Race in Church

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Yesterday wasn’t an ordinary Sunday at New Vintage Church…and I love our “ordinary” Sundays. Yesterday, I postponed the sermon I’d prepared on Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego that I’ve wanted to preach for 15 years… and our church replaced it with a frank, fair (we hope), unscripted conversation from the stage on racial reconciliation in the wake […]

The Monday Rule

Make Sundays Great Again

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The simple implementation of the Monday rule can change the climate of your church for the better significantly. New Vintage Church has worked, unofficially, at creating a “Monday Rule” culture. We’ve never stated it officially, but is understood by most of our people nonetheless because we have encouraged it from our beginning. Staff abides by it, […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 150

Featuring Joey Bats, Facebook, and Hillsong United

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Here’s what’s on my mind this morning: If you want to see what leadership through conflict looks like… Take a look at Mark Zuckerberg and how he has handled the Facebook situation. That is how you not only navigate conflict, but build trust. He turned what could have been a real problem for Facebook into […]