Category Archives: communication

Doing My Own Stunts

I decided today that a pastor doing his own graphics is a little like an actor doing his own stunts. It’s fun, but dangerous. So I thought I’d take a post here to reminisce on all the dangerous fun I’ve … Continue reading

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Magic Phrases

I have two feet firmly planted in two different occupations. One is what they call a “day-job” where I’m the production manager and graphic designer at Traders Printing. The other is my a-vocational ministry, where I’m the pastor of The … Continue reading

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The Future is Facebook

I’m really thinking about making my weekly newsletter a monthly newsletter. One of the main reasons for this: Facebook. The Core Fellowship has a group for the worship gathering, and the Front Porch has a group for events. On top … Continue reading

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A Body In Motion

A day in LA, and millions of faces are looking for movement ‘Cause everything’s stuck and everything’s frozen And everyone’s broken and nobody moves And everyone’s scared that the motion will never come… This is the incompletion, stuck in a … Continue reading

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The Party Ends in Hell

South & Walnut, Downtown Springfield – View Larger Map “I’m going to ask you for the ninth time. Have you really sought God’s direction as to whether this is the message he has for you to give these people?” “Jesus … Continue reading

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A Tulip of Reconciliation

Good news. I’ve found a way to bring Calvinists and Arminians together in only 5 steps. (Sorry Calvinists, no mnemonic flower acrostic for you, this time.) If Calvinists can agree with #1 (and I know they will,) then they should … Continue reading

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Plug It In (2x)

Last night Christina, John, Sondra and I had a meeting with two leaders of the MidAmerica District of the Christian & Missionary Alliance, Rodger and Tom. In case you’re not aware, The Core is considering affiliating with the Alliance, for … Continue reading

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The "I" of the Beholder

Yesterday I was having a conversation with a friend who seems to worry, despite being a Christian, about whether he will be in heaven when he dies. I said, “You know it’s not about how much good you do, or … Continue reading

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Living in Synonyms

If you’re going to get involved in this post-modern ministry stuff, you might as well accept that you’re gonna have to learn a new language. Don’t bother complaining… unless you’re reaching out to the same people you grew up with, … Continue reading

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Worship Gatherings – Rounding out 2008

Here is a list of the discussion topics for The Core Worship Gathering through the end of 2008. The Gathering takes place at the Front Porch each Sunday morning at 10:30, with a free brunch at 10. All dates, topics … Continue reading

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