How He Loves Us

April 8, 2008

We can find something in the constitution of another which helps us aspire… to take one better step in our walk with Christ, whether “another” be across the street, or right down the internet.  How often are you — am I — brave enough to earnestly pray, “Not my will, but Thine.”

Link:  AJ’s dot com.

Check out AJ’s blog.  The following small glimpse was enough to draw in this Christ-follower:

While learning about biblical Hebrew, systematic theology, and what the heck the Baptist General Convention is, God hijacked my dream to pastor a young, hip, collegiate church (it was the cool thing to dream that year) and replaced it with the puzzling, nagging desire to start a new church plant that would take the gospel into a part of Kansas City where people weren’t hearing it. I started considering the Bible pattern of putting God’s truth out there in culturally targeted ways that didn’t dull the gospel’s ability to make your jaw drop. I started thinking about what a new church could look like and started talking to people about starting one.

So I have to imagine how this may have happened:

God comes to AJ, “Son, I know you’ve always wanted to lead a college church, and I want you to be happy.  However, I would really like you to go to Kansas City for something more challenging.  Would you do that?  For Me?”

AJV:  “Lord (and AJ means it when he uses this name for the sovereign — the One who knew him in the womb), You got it.  I’m Your man.  We’ll go.”

That we should all be obedient.  Who’s dream are you living?

Creative Chaos: Buckhead

March 27, 2008


Carlos presents the above from Buckhead Church. A team of creatives put it together for presentation at their Good Friday service. Check out his Creative Chaos weekly. Create. Worship.

Link: YouVersion

Read the Bible.  Choose a translation (even three choices in Spanish).  Comment.  Share.  Invite a friend.  Join a group.  Love this tool!

From YouVersion’s welcome:

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Share – Simply share meaningful content with anyone, anytime, anywhere.

Community – YouVersion makes it easy to connect and collaborate with others.

Contribute – With YouVersion you have the power to share your content with your closest friends, family, or anyone online!

Geeks and God Podcast

March 22, 2008

Link: Geeks and God.  Succinct, no?  What do you think they talk about?

In Bob and Matt’s own words, G&G “educates and encourages technology in christian ministries.”  They have wit … they got God … what can I say, bring ’em on!  (Do check them out.  Really.)  Recent casts:

  • online teaching;
  • a pastor’s perspective on community;
  • geeks in the church; and
  • wysiwyg editors

And have a look at the Geeks and God Web Conference (July 24-26) they’re anticipating; registration is underway.

Link: http://m.seek-first.com/.

It’s Yahoo-powered Christian mobile-ready search. How brilliant is that? And for the encore? A Bible search and link on the same mobile page. Russ at Living Stones ministry is using his talents; help him multiply the effort … try the page and spread the word.

If you’re not sure the value of this tool, ask yourself a question: how many hours a day is my Bible within one foot of me? what about my mobile phone? Exactly.

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The kids love the lunar module (like the caves on

either side of the stage, it serves as backstage entrance/exit)

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The Reef: K-2nd Grade

March 13, 2008

reef1.jpg Indeed, that is a full-size shipwreck (with a soundboard incorporated in the aft section).

reef2.jpg This is the ocean floor (cave included, which serves as entrances/exits to backstage). It is even more phenomenal with the lights low and the water-ripple projectors turned on!

The Jungle: Pre-K

March 13, 2008

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I know where I would want to go if I were 4 !

Discovery Unlimited

March 13, 2008

When enough motivated people share a vision to reach kids for Christ, amazing things can begin to happen. Look at what Lawrence Free Methodist Church has put together with the very talented help of Real Fake Buildings.
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What an amazing bunch of spaces have been provided for reaching young people!

But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.