In the latest Beyond The Message, I had the opportunity to sit down with Joshua Becker and talk about minimalism. Joshua is an author and speaker on the topic, and has been writing about his own minimalism journey at his blog Becoming Minimalist.
Recently, Joshua was passing through Omaha and he had some time to sit down and talk about minimalism. We also discussed how many of the values of minimalism are also Biblical values.
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This past Gathering was a good event. We had a great turnout in person, and online, for Skeptic’s Challenge. Tim Perry, John Holmes and myself had a fun time answering questions about the Bible, Project 4:4 and more.
If you have your own question, feel free to ask!
Questions asked were:
Greg Nunamaker, CCC’s Web Manager and all-around creative guy, produced another animated Project 4:4 recap. An amazing job by Greg, once again. Here are both animated recaps he has created this year.
One of the many things we are excited about with the Online Campus is the ability to broadcast non-Sunday service events. This past Friday, we streamed Gathering, and we’re able to improve upon the quality of the stream.
With this improvement, we are able to post the video of the event as well. While the quality is not like our Sunday morning services, we’re grateful we have something for all of you to see.
(Thanks to Dr. Randall Adkins who shared about God and politics.)
Wednesday is my meeting day. I have five schedule meetings, and then in the evenings I take my boys to Kids’ Clubs. While it can be a grind, it’s nice to knock out a majority of my meetings in one day.
One of my Wednesday meetings deals with Access/Online services. Ryan Shields, Travis Williams and I review the previous Sunday services, and go over upcoming services. We approach it from different perspectives, and it’s been fun for me to hear their takes on worship, church, the gospel and more.
Yesterday, we were discussing a classic hymn, and listening to a modern version of it. I dismissed it. The arrangement was well-done, and it was performed with excellence. I dismissed it because it wasn’t what I was used to with the song. I said that in the meeting, and we discussed whether people would join in with the song. (more…)
At the third installment of The Gay Debate, we weren’t able to answer the numerous questions that people asked. In this Beyond The Message video, Tim Perry and I try to answer a few more questions that he couldn’t address because of time constraints at Gathering.
If you watch one episode of evening news, you know our world is broken. And its getting worse. The fixes for the ills are not easy assignments. They are not short term. They are not going to have compensation packages. They will take decades or lifetimes. God is looking for some strong shoulder leaders who will take tough assignments. People who are willing to be attacked. People who will sign up for anything.
When you go to a conference you can be overloaded with new ideas and concepts. You’re entertained by the speakers and presentations. But what is the lasting impact? What sticks with you six months later, after the swell of the conference subsides?