No Ordinary Sunday

One Way to Talk About Race in Church


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


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 – 152

Featuring Orlando, Gun Control, and fathers

stream of consciousness

Here’s what’s on my mind this morning: I’ve spent this week with an uncatchable lizard I named, “Cholula,” running around my car. Yesterday, she ended up, alive, in the cup of water I keep in my car for hydration. She has been liberated. The North American Christian Convention is coming to Anaheim in just a […]