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 […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 82

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Here are some things on my mind this Friday morning:

•I better be careful what I write because the government is reading this.
•:)
•Our church is involved in a remodel now. I used to be an agnostic when it came to church facilities, but was converted when I saw the difference such projects can make. Whether they do or not often depends on what kinds of improvements the church is making and whether they are well done or not.
•My observation is that exterior improvements to the front and entryways of the building and worship space will tend to make the biggest difference.
•Infrastructural changes–A/C overhauls, plumbing, etc.–are sometimes necessary but add nothing “felt” to the church’s life. Don’t overspend in these areas.

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 72

stream of consciousness

Here are some things on my mind this Friday morning: I watched Gladiator while I was in Indianapolis earlier this week. It’s my favorite movie of all time. Joaquin Phoenix’s performance is ridiculously great. “AM I NOT MERCIFUL????????” Awesome. After a life of fanhood, I left the Denver Broncos for the San Diego Chargers upon […]