Sarah Wynn’s CC Class

This past Monday I filmed a short clip of Sarah Wynn in her Classical Conversations class.  It is a highlight of her week!

Encouragement for the Dehydrated

Yesterday during the panel discussion at the GCA church planting conference, a question was asked concerning the most critical factor in church planting. Most of us expected the response to be tactical. There must be some magic “how to” that if perfected would guarantee success. The answer was not tactical. Rather, it was devotional. Ted…

What to Pray

Sometimes I want to pray for folks, but I’m just not sure what to pray. So my prayer often is limited to something generic like, “Bless so and so.” Now God knows what to do with that. But if prayer is going to be a means of grace for the one praying (me), then maybe…

Nini Arrives!

Nini arrives!!! And yes, she brought plenty of chocolate. As you can tell, we are really glad that she is here—and not just because of the chocolate. : )

Nini’s Comin’ to Town

Nini is coming to town today, and the kids are really fired up.  Get ready for three kids on a sugar high for a week…  There is no telling how much chocolate will show up with her. : )

Life Out of Death

At the risk of sounding like a broken record (or a scratched CD), I am going to post one more thought from Stanley Voke’s Personal Revival. The theme of brokenness has so gripped me that it seems like I have had a gravitational pull toward that topic lately. Don’t get me wrong, I do not…

Sarah Wynn Reading in Bed

The other night I caught Sarah Wynn reading Wacky Wednesday in bed. Here is the bootlegged footage. 

The Requirement of Brokenness

Today I heard Tim Keller relate a story about several pastors talking in England about a young preacher who was taking the country by storm. Strong, authoritative preaching. As the men discussed this younger man’s success, one of the older pastors remarked, “Yes, but I do not think that he has been broken yet.” I…

Weekend Update

Last night we enjoyed dinner at Piazza on the square in Dahlonega with Kim and Alan Foster. Alan is the teaching pastor for the church (East Lanier) where we are serving the second year of my church planting residency.  Today, I had a Presbytery meeting in Fayetteville, GA, at Redemption Fellowship, a predominantly African-American PCA…

Good News and Bad News

Two Sundays ago we were back at Perimeter for worship. Sarah Wynn and her buddy, Gillian, disappeared. After looking for them for a few minutes, we discovered them hanging out on the floor drinking hot chocolate and catching up. Bonus: Last night at the dinner table Sarah Wynn made an announcement. “I have good news……

A Gospel Reminder

I received an email today from a friend, Dave McCarty. Some people are preachers, some evangelists, and others leaders, exhorters and motivators. Dave is a gospel reminder. And I am thankful for him and his ministry of reminding me of my need for Jesus.  In his most recent email “reminder,” he writes: “Only the deeply…

Don’t Miss Jesus

In his book, Objects of His Affection, Scotty Smith says,  “It’s one thing to go to church, but quite another to go to Jesus.”  Now, these are not mutually exclusive. We can, I hope, “go to church” and “go to Jesus.” But I can relate to just “going to church.” I know what it is…