Do They Hear What I Hear?

Do you hear what I hear? Actually, the question should be, do they hear what I hear? The other day while strolling through Walmart I heard a traditional Christmas Carol being played and if people had listened they would have heard of a virgin birth, celestial choirs and the birth of Jesus. But how many…

Happy Birthday

Is it my imagination or are there more Christmas lights up this year then there were last year? Angela and I were commenting on it the other night, it seems like every street is trying to outdo the other, at least in Kingswood. The displays range from the understated and tasteful right up to, good…

The Old Old Story

This year will mark the 24th year that I’ve preached the Christmas story at Cornerstone.  And every year the challenge is; how to make the same old story new and fresh.  Well, the reality is, the story doesn’t have to become new and fresh, the story is fine, it’s just the presentation that has to…

Remember Last Year?

It’s not that far away, as a matter of fact, it could almost be described as just around the corner. You know what I’m talking about even though you are trying to deny it. That’s right, Christmas. It’s just a month away and let’s not even talk about shopping days. Now I want to take…

What Will Be

Earlier this week I was in Indianapolis for a meeting to help re-envision a ministry that I am passionate about. Fifteen of us gathered for a day to begin what will be a multi-year task of plotting the future course for an organization that has existed for over a hundred years.  And some might ask:…

Mission Drift

Someone asked me on Sunday if my message was a response to the Maximizing Impact Weekend. The answer is: yes and no.   (If you weren’t here for the message you can find it here.) While the message wasn’t in response to the Maximizing Impact report, it was in response to the Maximizing Impact weekend.  As…

Pardon me?

It’s always interesting to discover new things.  Not always pleasant, but interesting. As everybody knows the recreational use of marijuana became legal two weeks ago.  Regardless of how you feel about that, and regardless of what politicians might say that genie’s not going back in the bottle. The new question is; what about those people…

Terms and Conditions: Evangelism

In 2013 Apple upgraded the operating systems on their phones to IOS 7 and everyone with an iPhone dutifully clicked “I accept” in order to install the new software on their devices. It wasn't long after that that someone posted a screenshot of Page 46.   Apparently, buried deep within the Terms and Conditions were these…

I Did It!

I did something the other day that I have never done in 58 years.  I had thought about it before but had always thought it would be too difficult to learn, and besides why bother? But then I did it, and it turned out that I did a pretty good job of it.   And perhaps…

David and Who?

Are you a Survivor fan?  Have you been following the new season?  Maybe like me, you’ve only seen the commercials. I don’t think I’ve seen an episode of a Survivor in ten years and it’s probably been fifteen years since I’ve watched an entire season.  But other people are apparently watching it because it’s now…