Hmmm...

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By now, many of you have probably seen this video. I stumbled across it a couple of weeks ago, and in the last week or so, I have found myself recommending this video to a dozen or so people so I thought I would post it here. For those of you familiar with Penn of Penn and Teller (he is the big...

40 years of Mission

Posted by Dave Clayton on

One of my favorite things about the holidays is getting to worship at the church where I grew up. It is so much fun to see old friends -- reconnect with people that have shaped my life greatly. There is just something so special about Christmas. Although it was great seeing old friends, the...

Mission Challenge # 4

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The challenge for today is really simple. In fact, it is so simple that I won't spend any time trying to set the stage or unpack the theological implications. Just try it.  First, get out your cell phone and scroll through the names in your contact list. Second, who is a person in...

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...

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...

Turkey Hangover

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Welcome back. I hope you feel refreshed and well rested after a few days of vacation. Sydney and I really enjoyed spending time with family, eating turkey, watching football, and just being mindless. It was really nice to actually relax for a few days. It sure is hard to get going again after...

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