Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Wheatstone Academy - year two!

Well, my boy is growing up so stinkin' fast... he just got back from a missions trip to New Orleans and now he is off for a week at Biola with the Wheatstone Academy.

I follow along with what they are doing via their blog.

They went to Disneyland last night - not to have fun, but to examine the following poser from Dr. John Mark Reynolds;

"Do you want to grow up?” Before we headed out to Disneyland with our small groups, Dr. Reynolds asked some serious questions about the things we consume, which, over time, have the capability to get us stuck where we’re at and stop growing. How do you know when you’re stuck: Most 45 year-old college educated adults read at an 8th grade level, but they consume TV the same as if they were 14. This is where Disneyland comes in, by showing us how Walt Disney took entertainment to the next level - for both kids and adults."

They examined how Walt made Disney timeless - how the myth's created at and around Disney and how they access the dreams of millions.

I love the quote from the Wheatstone Blog;

“Suggest to yourself, how can I grow up? Do I want to grow up? Do I want to be a 45 year-old narcissistic, self indulgent Peter Pan? Or, am I willing to get the stretch marks of life?”

Garhett gets to have all the fun!

By the way - Garhett is the kid with the flaming orange hair wearing the "Epic Monday" T-shirt he designed.

Love ya G-man!

Friday, July 10, 2009

What is the Church...

As I begin my journey as a pastor I am studying, studying and studying, listening and reading, hanging out with other pastors that are doing the job we are called by God to do, so when a friend told me about this video from one of the BEST pastors of our day - I had to listen and watch.

It's about Jesus, it's always about Jesus - if you aren't about Jesus - you need to quit.

As Pastors our job is to preach the gospel. Not be cowards and fear man. Wow - this is a powerful message. A message I completely agree with - not just parts of it - but the WHOLE message!

As Revolution searches for a new lead pastor - this is the type of leader I pray God sends to us!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009