ONLINE CHURCH! The very words bring strong emotion to the hearts of many Christians and ministry leaders.

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Eventually, Christian leaders will have to do what they’ve done for 2,000 years. We will have to lead the flocks to which Christ Himself has made us overseers. We cannot permanently abdicate responsibility to temporal powers.

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It really doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican or a Democrat. You could be a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan and find that you’ll agree with a Philadelphia Eagles fan, at least on this one point. Even the redneck and the socialite will find common ground here. I think we can all agree. During this COVID-19 […]

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301 years ago, Robinson Crusoe, widely considered the First English Novel, was released in England to enormous praise.  Audiences loved the simple story of a castaway who spends 28 years on a remote tropical island near Trinidad.  Poor Crusoe encounters prisoners, mutineers, and even cannibals during his adventurous stay.  Yet the first foes he would face would not come […]

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Today’s Blog is a guest post from my wife, Heather. Enjoy! “Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as […]

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Idea Day Confession of Faith

March 25, 2019

Idea Day was simply a day to share ideas.  But over the last few years it has grown into more.  Regional Idea Days, The Idea Day Summits, Idea Nights, The Idea Talks Podcast, and the upcoming Idea Day Mentorship Program have reminded us that God is doing something big here, and it’s not slowing down […]

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Plant, Replant, or Revitalize

March 19, 2019

We live in a very exciting day and age!  The God of Heaven has been reaching into the hearts of men and women around this country and calling them into the great work of evangelism, mission work, pastoral care.  It’s time to rejoice!  For decades the Church has been praying that the “Lord of the […]

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The Idea of Idea Day

February 13, 2019

Idea Day is a day to share ideas.  Ministry leaders from various backgrounds, circles, and perspectives come together to share some of the greatest ideas they’ve implemented in their particular ministries in recent months.  It’s a fun, relaxed, and yet thrilling environment.  We’ve had a great time these last five years since its inception, but […]

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5 Years Ago – The Birth of Idea Day

January 21, 2019

I cannot believe it’s been FIVE YEARS! This morning I got a notification from Facebook of a TimeHop that brought me back and made me a little nostalgic. A group of 35-40 pastors gathered around a table to simply share ideas and encourage one another 5 years ago today. We called it Idea Day. Over […]

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Why My 15-Year-Old Son Still Has a Flip-Phone

January 7, 2019

Jonathan is the kind of kid that will surely be a trendsetter. He is cool in demeanor, calm in disposition, and pretty good looking. What can I say…he looks just like his old man. This is not the only characteristic that we share. We also have a similar sense of humor, love the Vegas Golden […]

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Now Worship is an Act of Bravery

October 29, 2018

On Saturday morning a group of innocent people arrived at their house of worship intending to practice their faith in peace.  An evil and bigoted man took this opportunity to reign terror and violence upon an unsuspecting crowd.  Pittsburgh was devastated.  The Tree of Life Synagogue will never be the same.  And our society has […]

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The Dangers of an Isolated Pastor

October 9, 2018

It is becoming increasingly clear that even spiritual leaders need to have good friends.  The suicide of Pastor Andrew Stoecklein[1] reminded us that even we can struggle with mental health.  We watch as fellow pastors like Bill Hybels, Perry Noble, and Tullian Tchividjian fall into sin and wonder how this can happen.  We preach of the […]

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How Strong Marriages Emphasis Unity Over Individuality

October 2, 2018

19 years old is far too young to be thinking about marriage!  Come on, I was barely a Sophomore in college struggling to maintain a B in English Literature, needing only to shave once a week.  I made $7.15 per hour!  Occasionally, I stayed up all night playing video games!  I was a just a […]

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To Lose a Friend

September 24, 2018

The sun had not yet crested the rolling plains of Texas when I woke to find several missed calls and text messages. “Pastor, Please call us when you can.” It was not yet 6:00am in Dallas. It was not yet 4:00am in Las Vegas. I knew. And immediately my heart sank. Heather and I were […]

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More Than Ideas

September 17, 2018

More Than Ideas Idea Day Looks toward the Future   Luke 10:2 The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. John 4:35 Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to […]

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