Writing Archive

“God Is Enough” (Stand-Alone Sermon)

Scott Workman, our summer intern, gives a message about the sufficiency of Christ, and how we try to fill our need for Him with other things. The following quote inspired the message: “There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every person and it can never be filled by any created thing. It can […]

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The Day I Told My Students To Fire Me

No gimmicks here. I told them they should fire me. Practically, what this is all about is spreading out the leadership. In fact, this is one of the principles that Andy Stanley lays out in “7 Practices Of Effective Ministry.” It’s called, “replace yourself.” You should read that book ASAP! What’s so funny about this […]

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Don’t Quit After One Bad Day

If you’ve been in ministry longer than six months, you know that a bad day can tank your confidence and make you question your call.  You know that one unfortunate event can distract you completely and that one piece of criticism can drain you until you start to believe the lie that you aren’t worth […]

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BATMAN Part Three: “The Dark Knight Rises From The Dark Like The Night”

Unnecessarily long title. I know. But it fits with the absurdity of the series. This is the finale to the Ten10 Batman Trilogy. Here goes nothin’.

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BATMAN Part Two: “Why So Serious?”

The second installment of our homegrown Batman series. Do yourself a favor and don’t watch. It gets weird.

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BATMAN Part One: “A Bat Man Begins”

This is the first installment of a three-part series of Batman films. They’re even better than Nolan’s (I know, right?!). OK. Maybe not. Seriously, though, these films go along with our new series, “The Masks We Wear.” We had fun making them and our students cracked up, so it’s a huge win for us! Huge […]

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Sex Undressed

So excited to kick off our next series called, “Sex Undressed.”

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Why I Stopped Blogging

I haven’t written a real blog post in almost four months. I used to post four times a week. At first, I needed a break. Not long after that, I felt the itch to start writing again, but couldn’t find the time to make it happen (mainly because this has been, without a doubt, the […]

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If You Want To Be Used By God…

The horrors of the world sometimes overpower our view of God’s providence. When life gets hard, and answers aren’t tangible, or even in plain view, we begin to panic frantically, as if the One who watches us is sleeping. “He doesn’t slumber, nor does He sleep.” – Psalm 121 In the context of David’s era, […]

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Bill Hybels’ Statement Regarding Howard Schultz, Homosexuality, And The Global Leadership Summit

I’m not sure how long you’ll be able to see this, as it looks like it has some level of security on the video, but if you can, here is Bill Hybels‘ response to Howard Schultz canceling his participation with the Willow Creek Association Global Leadership Summit.

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