Yahoola Creek Park

See the full gallery on Posterous Took these pics on my phone at Yahoola Creek Park while the kids were at soccer practice about 150 yards away.

Paul’s Example of Downward Mobility

Justin Holcomb is the Academic Dean of Re:Train, and posted this helpful article on the Resurgence blog recently: Paul refers to himself numerous times as worth “imitating” when it comes to spiritual growth and maturity (1 Cor. 4:16, 11:1; Phil. 3:17, 4:19; 1 Thess. 1:6; and 2 Thess. 3:7, 9). What do we see when…

Nuggets of Gold from C.J. Mahaney

Here are a few nuggets of gold from one of my living heros, C.J. Mahaney (from an interview from a previous post- see below on the main page of mckaycaston.com).  Enjoy. When dealing with folks on the ministry team, especially in the context of worship leadership, encourage with evidences of grace before a critique or…

One Church, Many Places

I am starting a new church, and one of the questions that I get asked almost every day is “which denomination are you.” Baptist? Presbyterian? Methodist? Episcopalian? Non-denominational? Although Creekstone does have a denominational affiliation for theological accountability and practical support, I like the atitutde of the 18th century revival preacher George Whitefield, who said,…

Power outage

The power went out tonight and gave us the opportunity to do a little ma and pa livin’ by candle light.

Our Neighborhood Cookout

The Caston crew had a GREAT time meeting neighbors at the Parks Ridge Annual Cookout this afternoon, hosted by Virginia and Kevin Daniel. And Randy Collins served up some FANTASTIC Q. Way to go, Randy.  Let’s do it again next week! : )  By the way, to order some seriously good catered chicken, pork or…

Lessons Learned from Three Decades of Leading- C.J. Mahaney

via vimeo.com I have learned so much from pastor/preacher/leader CJ Mahaney of Sovereign Grace Ministries. Enjoy this interview as he discusses lessons learned from over three decades of pastoral leadership. He’s one of the very, very best. Gifted, humble, gospel-saturated leadership.

Does the Christianity of the NT Still Exist?

In The Call, Os Guinness says, “For everyone attracted to Christ, there are scores bored or repelled by ‘Christianity.’” Or as a t-shirt says, “Jesus, save me from your followers!” Thankfully, I know a number of genuine believers who, if there were more of them, may make that shirt obsolete. These are the ones for…

Arthur Burns’ Helpful Prayer

In the 1970s there was a group that met in the White House for a time of informal prayer and fellowship. A newcomer to the group was asked to lead one week, and at the end of the meeting, he asked Arthur Burns to close them in prayer. The kicker that the newcomer didn’t know:…

The Danger of Moralizing the Old Testament

In his book, On the Old Testament, Mark Driscoll provides a helpful corrective to preacher-types like myself who may be tempted to dare folks to be a Daniel. He says, “Unless Jesus is the central message of the Old Testament, many errors abound. The most common is moralizing. Moralizing is reading the Old Testament not…