Culture

So apparently he wasn’t playing devil’s advocate as I hoped in my last post. An MSNBC interview speaks for itself. Bell vs. Bashir in a one-sided battle for eternity and coherency.

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This week’s controversy over Rob Bell’s latest “teaching” has caused a virtual firestorm. No, not a new nooma video. A promo video for his forthcoming book: Love Wins. Before jumping on the heresy bandwagon without having even read the book (though let’s be honest, he does seem to be pretty clear about where he is […]

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The purpose of our lives is to take the gospel to the ends of the earth. Period. When this is the purpose of our lives, WE CAN NOT BE STOPPED. Because this is God’s purpose and God can’t be stopped.

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So the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. Will we be extremists for hate or for love? Will we be extremists for the preservation of injustice or for the extension of justice? … Perhaps the South, the nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists. MLK

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This clip from The Colbert Report owned me… “reporting” on Christmas & charity. Colbert’s over-the-top satire speaks louder and more directly than most sermons. Sometimes it takes a comedian to say the things the rest of us are scared to admit. Watch it to the end and tell me his conclusion doesn’t leave your mouth […]

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As I’m wrapping up our new small group & retreat curriculum for Student Life/NavPress, I’ve been reflecting on my own spiritual journey. The Way of Christ doesn’t leave any room for straddling the fence. There is no middle ground. If I’m honest, I sometimes treat following Christ a lot like I would treat following someone […]

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Brain Mosley and the crew over at BluefishTV and the Right Now Campaign created this video to explain their vision and purpose as an organization and as individuals… They shared it at last weekend’s Right Now Conference. This is my heart exactly. If you’re reading/watching this, then you know this is my passion. I simply […]

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“You try to let the players play the game themselves instead of you being responsible.” – Bobby Cox

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I really wanted to see God work in the lives of these kids and was prayerfully considering how to navigate racial and economic barriers.

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Every time I pull up next to a Kia Soul at a red light or driving down the road, part of me expects to see Hamsters listening to hip-hop…

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Here are some great tips about the use of social media in a simple infographic. (Ministries need to pay as much attention to this as businesses.)

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…free video on iTunes is The Avett Brothers’ Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise… but does the message get lost in the delivery?

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No, seriously. For so long, I have wanted my life to matter. In particular, I wanted it to matter for the sake of Christ and His kingdom…

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I was sitting in Starbucks this morning, reading Isaiah, and couldn’t help but overhear the conversation across from me…

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Taylor Robinson, a great friend of mine, helped out with a song during worship on the 4th of July. (Check out the 10 minute mark.)

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WARNING: Radical living can easily get off track and run away from you if you’re not careful! (I’ll explain in a minute.)

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Looks like Radical is in good company. The books immediately surrounding David’s made me laugh out loud.

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Alton Brown set up the sermon at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church with a look at how a loaf of bread would be made during the time of Christ.

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Free mp3 of Duane Allman on Dark Star and the Allman Brothers with the Grateful Dead, live at the Fillmore East on February 11, 1970.

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