Choosing Leaders

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I have been thinking today a lot about our conversation yesterday (for those of you that were at my house you know what I am referring to). I have been praying that God will really open my heart and my eyes so that I can recognize the people he has been preparing for leadership. I love the story...

Psalm 34:4

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I'm not sure if any one verse has ever captured my heart for such an extended period of time as Psalm 34:4. I stumbled across this verse a little over a year ago, and I find myself quoting it nearly every day. I'm not sure why this verse has taken root in my heart the way that it has, but I know...

If you think it

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One of my favorite leaders, Craig Groeschel recently said, “If you think something good, say it.”  Craig was talking within the context of marriage, encouraging spouses to speak encouraging words over one...

Todd Smells Like Pee

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This morning I was having a conversation with my friend Todd Garrett. If you know Todd, he has been a huge part of Ethos since this summer. He is one of those guys that is just a lot of fun to be around. He has probably invited more people to church than anyone I know. I have learned a lot from...

Beer Commercial Gospel

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I love Beer Commercials. As far as I'm concerned, beer commercials are always the best. In recent years, ESPN and Sonic have gained some serious credibility in the funny commercial department, but I would still argue that they are playing for second place. Beer commercials are always the best...

Mission Challenge # 3

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Don't go to church today.  Be the church. Don't show up to critique the sermon, or consume the worship. Show up to share fellowship with people that Love God. Don't just talk to your friends, but look for opportunities to welcome in newcomers. Don't ask shallow questions to simply...

Missional Challenge # 2

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Happy Saturday morning. Whatever is on your agenda today I hope it involves rest, being with people you love, and spending time with God. Make sure you spend your day doing things that matter. Today is the second day of our Missional Challenge. I probably won't provide a challenge for you...

Missional Challenge #1

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I've been thinking a lot recently about just how difficult it is to live a life that is missional. For those of you reading that don't read a lot of books about church (trust me you shouldn't feel guilty if that is the case), the term missional simply refers to a way of life that revolves...

Wednesday

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Have you ever read a verse, one that you have read a million times and all of a sudden you see it from a completely different perspective? I feel like that happens a lot with me. I don't know if it is because I'm not real bright--maybe it takes me reading the same thing a lot of times before I...

This Samaritan Life

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I read a really intriguing article by Tim Stafford. I am going to post a few excerpts of it on this blog. Hopefully it will help us think through what it looks like to be followers of Jesus in a city where "being Christian" is more often a category on your facebook page than a way of life. Denis...

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