Friday Stream of Consciousness – 77

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Here are some things on my mind this Friday: Sorry for the tardiness of this post. I’m at the Catalyst West conference and thus was providentially hindered. If your church doesn’t have a sufficient budget for conferences and continued learning/team building opportunities for your staff…step it up. This is vital to staff chemistry, morale, recalibration, […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 59

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Here are some things on my mind this Friday morning:

– O Holy Night is still the greatest Christmas song there is. Don’t even argue.
– I can’t get over what Rob Parker said on ESPN’s First Take yesterday. He essentially said he wonders if Robert Griffin III is black enough because he has a white fiancée and may be a Republican (“is he a Brother or a ‘cornball’ Brother”). Then he says, essentially, “but he has braids. If you have braids, you’re a Brother.” Huh?
– Robert Griffin III is the man.
– I love talking about the implications of the Kingdom of God in the world today. I’m not OK with saying the Kingdom of God is all about improving earth today. Heaven is more than a utopian today someday, on earth.

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 58

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Here are some things on my mind this Friday morning:

-Wednesday was the 2-year anniversary of New Vintage Church’s first small gathering. We didn’t launch for another 5 months, but that won’t keep me from being sentimental about our church anyway. It’s astounding to me what God has done, and believe our best days are in front of us.

-The hardest thing about starting a new church? 1) Financial hurdles. 2) Being rigorous about church health when you need every person to stay during the “survival stage.” 3) Guarding God’s vision for the church. Other church planters may say something different, but most I know agree with those three, even if they change the order.

-Since I’ve made the adjustment to Windows Phone 8 (which I love on the whole) from iPhone, I’ve lost many of my news apps until they arrive on this new platform. This is a mixed blessing. It’s not as fun. But I’m also slightly happier without the negative news and spin.