Category Archives: Misc.

Top 10 Posts for July


Here are the most clicked posts for July 2009:

  1. Father Knows Best
  2. Godwitter is Dead
  3. The Evangelist and the Megaphone
  4. Jesus Actually Meant It!
  5. ‘Post’ Because of ‘Un’

And the award for most challenging comments goes to:

As always, thanks for visiting, your challenges, and your encouragement!

Getting Back on Track…


For those of you who have been following me for some time know that I have had to do this before: click here if you missed it.

Several people have mentioned to me concern about a recent post regarding Starbucks as a model for the marketing of the church.  While I thought that I had dunked it in my vat of sarcasm enough for it to ooze and drip, apparently it was not quite obvious enough.

Seriously, though my honest thoughts on marketing the church are that it is important to look professional and not like we just rolled out of bed to preach the gospel.  The message of Christ, however, should always speak for itself, with no need for help from us.  The Word of God is living and breathing, alive and active.

Frankly, I am ashamed of churches that put so much time, money, and attention into branding a sermon series or making sure that they do something to get on the evening news that they miss what is most important.  If you undercut the gospel message to sell your product, then what are you really doing it for?

Again appreciation to those who challenged me about that post, and you know who you are.  I hope that you will chose to make your comments public next time so that we can use this as a forum to challenge one another through dialogue.  To those who have stopped reading accordingly and who may never read this I would say the same thing.

If you say some of the things I do then you are bound to get some of them wrong.  That is the beauty of the community we share as followers of Christ: when we get out of line we can be confident in gentle, although firm correction and challenge.

Milestone: the 100th Post

100thThis, my friends, is post number one hundred!

Rather than thank the academy I would like to thank you all for your support and encouragement.  I have had much feedback that you are being challenged by what I am writing.  I would also have to say that I am being challenged by those of you who comment on what I am posting here and on Twitter (you know who you are).

Please continue to read, but more importantly help me by challenging my thinking, asking tough questions, and correcting me where I need correction.

Okay, so I couldn’t help but to a bit of a retrospective.  Here are the top 10 posts of my first 100:

  1. Missing Link Found
  2. The God Who Wasn’t There
  3. XXXchurch
  4. Culture Conversations: Godwitter
  5. Godwitter is Dead
  6. Jesus Actually Meant It!
  7. ‘Post’ Because of ‘Un’
  8. Creation Museum Supports Evolution
  9. Sad But True
  10. The Evangelist and the Megaphone

Once again: thank you.  This has been an amazingly rewarding experience, and it is because of the great opportunities for conversation that this forum has provided.  I am looking forward to hearing from you in the next 100!

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Top 10 Posts for June

Here are the most clicked on posts for June 2009:

  1. The God Who Wasn’t There
  2. XXXchurch
  3. Who Laughs at God?
  4. Sad But True
  5. Ten Tips for Christian Witness

Thanks for visiting and for all the encouragement!

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Automatic Updates with RSS

RSS stands for “really simply syndication”

Take some time to step into the world of RSS.  I have been subscribing to my favorite blogs and websites for just a few weeks, and now I am completely hooked!

There is so much good information on the web, but so often it takes so long to find it all by clicking on a series of links to see who has updated their site.  You can subscribe to the sites of your favorite TV show, author, musician, or your very own church (if they have a blog available)!

Think of it as a FREE customizable newspaper that is delivered to you automatically after it is published.

Take a look at this video about Google Reader.  It is a free service that makes this all so easy.  And don’t forget to subscribe to “A Great Work” while you are at it!