Monday, September 21, 2009

Jesus' Health Care Plan

Wow! This is the best article I've read from a Christian perspective on the health care debate. George Barna writes:

You can’t turn on the TV, listen to radio or read a newspaper without confronting some information about the raging debate on health care. Surveys continue to show that Americans are not well-informed on the issue and are struggling to figure out who is telling the truth about existing needs, the financial implications of the policies under consideration, and how they will personally be affected. Read more...

Friday, September 18, 2009

Things To Ask Before You Redo Your Website

One of my favorite thought leaders and marketing gurus is Seth Godin. He has posted an excellent resource on his blog entitled "Things to ask before you redo your website." Check it out!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Acts 29 Boot Camp

It was a great day today at the Acts 29 Boot Camp in Houston. I believe that this will be a catalyst for some new church planting activity in this area. A big thank you to Scott Thomas, Jeremy Pace, Chad Clarkson, and many others who helped to make this happen!

Monday, September 14, 2009

God Communicates With Church Planters

God is at work around us, and to accomplish this work He personally communicates His will to His people, inviting each church to join in His activity in specific ways. - Henry Blackaby

In church planting, it's absolutely critical that you know how to discern the "communications" that come from the Lord. One way to increase your spiritual sensitivity to this call is to engage in reading, conversations, and training around church planting. Join me this week at Acts 29 Boot Camp in Houston!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Is Social Media a Fad?

Is Social Media a fad or is it the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution? Take a look at this and decide for yourself...

Monday, September 07, 2009

A Cure for Distrust

I want to highly recommend that you read A Gospel Primer for Christians by Milton Vincent. Every Christ-follower should be preaching the gospel to themself. This is a powerful resource. Let me share one excerpt:

Every time I deliberately disobey a command of God, it is because I am in that moment doubtful as to God's true intentions in giving me that command. Does He really have my best interests at heart? Or is He withholding something from me that I would be better off having? Such questions, whether consciously asked or not, lie underneath every act of disobedience.

However, the gospel changes my view of God's commandments, in that it helps me to see the heart of the Person from whom those commandments come. When I begin my train of thought with the gospel, I realize that if God loved me enough to sacrifice His Son's life for me, then He must be guided by that same love when He speaks His commandments to me. Viewing God's commands and prohibitions in this light, I can see them for what they really are: friendly signposts from a heavenly Father who is seeking to love me through each directive, so that I might experience His very fullness forever.

When controlling my thoughts as described above, the gospel cures me of my suspicion of God, thereby disposing me to walk more trustingly on the path of obedience to His commands.

Friday, September 04, 2009

How Many People Attend a House Church?

There is much debate about how to count the number of Americans who attend a "house church." I think Ed Stetzer has done a great job of helping us understand the most accurate picture. See is research here, "Counting People Who Attend House Churches."