Thursday, July 29, 2004

Church of Fools
I checked this "virtual church" out yesterday because Tony Campolo preached a sermon there. I'm actually pretty impressed with the place. It's a very neat idea. People from all over the world and all different Christian backgrouds (and seekers too) come together at this "church". I have yet to attend an acutal service, but, I like the place. Check it out and see what you think. BTW, the "Church of Fools" name is not meant to be derogatory. It's a take off of thier original program which was sort of a "realtiy" show based on Noah's ark starring Biblical Characters. It was called "Ship of Fools".

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

My Speaking Schedule
Well, I have several speaking engagements in the next few weeks, so I thought I would post what they are in case anyone is interested.
Last weekend I did a class at Youth For Christ as the Westgate Church of Christ in Dothan called "Becoming the Gospel".
July 25th--Palo Alto Church of Christ, Panama City, FL,  9 a.m.--"A Circle of Stones"  John 7:53-8:11 
July 28th--College Ave. Church of Christ, Enterprise, AL, 7 p.m.--"A Circle of Stones"  John 7:52-8:11
July 31st--Teen Leadership University, Birmingham, AL--"Nobody Follows Jesus, Why Should You?  Counterculture Leadership"
August 1--Crossbridge Church of Christ, Birmingham, AL,  a.m. Worship--" A Cirlcle of Stones" John 7:53-8:11
Also I have recently had articles published on GraceCentered Magazine and Allelon.  You can check them out by clicking on the links to the right if you like.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004


Well, I have been diagnosed with a hernia. The exam that was administered to determine my condition was one of the most uncomfortable things I have ever endured in every sense of the word. I will probably be having some kind of surgery to correct this problem in the next week or so. It's a minor procedure, but prayers would be apprecited.

p.s. My surgery has been scheduled for August 5th.

Friday, July 02, 2004

Well, I've been home almost a week and this is my first posting. There are several reasons for this, including lightning knocking out the internet at my office. Anyway, Impact was incredible. It is perhaps the most effective event for teens associated w/ the churches of Christ that I have ever seen (and I'm not one given to exaggeration on these matters). Basically the whole week was based on Colossians. It didn't hurt that they brought in Randy Harris to do a week long class for the adults (if only they would have given college credit for it). My kids responded in amazing and deeply personal ways. I'll share some on that later when I have more time.

Also, I wanted to mention that Dana and I are now officially registered for the National Conference on Youth Ministry (put on by Youth Specialties) in Atlanta in November. If you are also going, let me know and we'll try to get together. This will be our first time at this event and we are really excited about it. It looks like its going to be great.

I'll be out of town again for the next week at a workcamp in Albany, Georgia. The whirlwind of youth ministry that is my life continues. I'll post when I get back. I promise