Learning to Love God in Everything

Originally Posted: Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Now Playing: silence
Topic: Living in the Epic Story

Currently Reading
Victory over the Darkness
By Neil T. Anderson
see related

So, I’m back. After a long stint away from things. I have finally returned. As I have been refreshed. So, as I finalize my trip to Mexico I have been thinking about the first weekend there. Culture shock will be a major part of what happens when I get there. I arrive at the airport, am picked up by my host family, and don’t see any Americans for the next two days. What an amazing thing it is to go to a place where you are not known. Continue reading “Learning to Love God in Everything”

Multi-Site Church: Intrapreneurship or Campus Pastors

We’re starting a new series at Conversatio Morum on Multi-Site Church. I find this to be an intriguing model of church. Especially when looking at factors for church planting such as scalability, urbanization, entrepreneurship, etc Continue reading “Multi-Site Church: Intrapreneurship or Campus Pastors”

On a lighter note

Originally Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Mood:  silly
Now Playing: The End Is Here
(it’s good)
Topic: Rantings of a lunatic

Currently Reading The Baptist Heritage/Four Centuries of Baptist Witness By Leon H. McBeth see related


“They won’t play this song on the radio,
So far, so bad, that’s how it goes.
They’ll pull our records from the shelves,
so far, so bad, that’s how it goes.”

“I thought i’d write an epiphany,
How something good is changing me,
but I guess we dodged some passing fad,
it looks like it’s so far, so bad.
So bad.
This song is rad.
…Uh…You could ask your dad.
…He won’t be mad??!!!
…This song is Stupid!!!”

-Five Iron Frenzy,”So Far So Bad”, The End Is Near

(This is not a mistake, I just couldn’t find Near because it isn’t sold anymore)

Get Action from Email

Due to the subject at Conversatio Morum people can misconstrue this as simply a tech blog. However, that’s not the case. We want to be a resource to help leverage technology to help you succeed at your mission. With that in mind, we want to help you increase efficiency and communication in your organization. Considering one of the most time-wasting, inefficient ways to communicate organizationally is email, we want to address that a bit now and give you some pointers on writing emails that get a response. Continue reading “Get Action from Email”

Living by Grace

Originally Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Mood: spacey
Now Playing: Songs from the Living Room by Mary’s Den
(it’s good)

Topic: the character of God
Currently Reading The Baptist Heritage/Four Centuries of Baptist Witness By Leon H. McBeth see related

I had a weird dream last night. However, that is irrelevant. The question of the day, and it seems of our lives is that of receiving God’s grace. We always tend to lose out in this area. This is the biggest part of my own walk. Continue reading “Living by Grace”

Next Gen, Baseball, Wil Wheaton, and Patience.

I don’t know how many of you are fans of Star Trek: Next Generation. But there is a great episode entitled Evolution. I won’t go into great detail, but you should watch it. Especially if you are a youth pastor. Previous to watching it you should read a book entitled Generation iY. These two things relate more than you realize. Continue reading “Next Gen, Baseball, Wil Wheaton, and Patience.”

Star Wars thoughts

Originally Posted: Monday, May 23, 2005
Mood: special
Now Playing: Sunsets & Sushi
Topic: Living in the Epic Story
Currently Reading Making Sense of Church: Eavesdropping on Emerging Conversations About God, Community, and Culture By Spencer Burke, Colleen Pepper see related

So as I sit here at my desk, with the tiredness sinking in, implications of Star Wars in my head, and Lord of the Rings music playing on my computer; I can’t help but wonder how we all fit into the picture of things. The last movie is over, now we know how it all fits together and how the events of episodes 4-6 came to be. We all know Anakin’s place in the story, as do we Obi Wan’s, Yoda’s, Qui Gonn’s, and Luke’s of course. In the same way, what will be said of our lives and where we fit into the place of things when the movie is over? What is your story? John Eldredge says that we all have a desire to live out a “romance of epic proportions”. Continue reading “Star Wars thoughts”

The means of salvation

We were having a discussion in our church’s training school a while back regarding baptism. The question was regarding what to do if a person “accepts” Jesus as saviour, but doesn’t want to follow through with baptism. The issue I raised in my answer was that of the issue of legitimate regenerative experience, to which everyone looked at me in disbelief at the very thought of questioning someone’s salvation. I’d imagine the same look some of you may have at reading this. Now, before you get too offended, let’s be honest real quick. Continue reading “The means of salvation”