Friday, September 26, 2008

Mercy Me does MJ's Thriller

Monday, September 22, 2008

The New Media Frontier - Just In

The New Media Frontier: Blogging, Vlogging, and Poscasting for Christ by John Mark Reynolds and Rodger Overton Just arrived and I am excited. It is Pulished by Crossway books I am really looking forward to this book and will be trying to share as much as I can along the way. In truth I hope to learn along the way an not just observe. I look at this is the difference between measure and monitor. One you watch but the other collects data.

Crossway has a little blub about the book on the site that reads -

New media experts survey the possibilities and dangers of the current landscape while exploring specific ways to expand your reach to a lost world. Their advice on how to use the media with different audiences will train all of God's people to advance, demonstrate, and utilize the Christian worldview in this exciting realm.

I would suggest you order this book from Crossway and not Amazon, Lifeway or the book of the month club because they offer you the chance to download the book in a pdf format too. This is great! You can begin to read the book before it arrvies or if the book is lost at the Coffee shop when your have only read it about halfway all is not lost. This is a big plus in my book and I hope they keep it up!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

An Awesome Quote

"Are we ministering out of memory or imagination?" - Nancy Beach

I love this as I have see so many Churches that ministering in memory of the past.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

wordle to your mother

my blog

My HEIR(air) JORDANS.....

I have been really in to the urban display of the Gospel recently. So when i read this I had to share.

When I was growing up, I was a big Michael Jordan fan. I'm pretty sure every person who reads this is either a fan or has seen him play or at least know who he is. And if you don't...we need to talk! Here's my number: 936-554-25**...ok, just kidding,lol...

Anyway, for those you who don't know, I'm a real sneaker junkie. In fact, Jordans are my favorite shoe and I own several pair. So, this week, I bought a fresh pair of rare Air Force Jordans and I wore them to a concert we were doing in the Houston area this weekend. The event was awesome! I got to be apart of an incredible hip hop panel and discuss it with a group of youth. We also had an all men session where we discussed 'The Kid In The King' by tha messenger which is featured on my latest cd, Dare 2 Be Great and in the book 'Red Ink Poetry' by tha messenger coming out September 20th! Anyway, the youth were all asking where I got them from and it took be back to my high school days...ahhh, the memories,lol...

I remember back in high school when we would go to the mall early just to make sure we got a pair of his latest shoes. And of course, we were doing this way before Nelly made a song about it, but since he made national what many have been doing for years, let me shed some light on it. So, my crew and I would be up early just to go to the mall to get the new J's...back then we called them AIR JORDAN'S. But now, he's retired and as you can see by the video, he has two sons, Jeffrey and Marcus who play in college and high school now...

Can you imagine, Jeffrey and Marcus going to the mall with their friends, walking in to Foot Locker, trying on J's, and buying them? I can only imagine the look on their friends faces! They'd probably be like, 'MANNN, what are you guys doing? Do you not KNOW who your DAD is?' Why are you buying shoes that bear your last name? Those aren't AIR JORDAN'S to them, but HEIR JORDAN'S.

I strongly believe that too many of us really don't know who our dad is! We claim that we are Christians, we play the role, but we really lack the understanding and knowledge of who HE really is. This isn't bad in itself, but some of us just don't want to make an effort to know Him better. Christianity is so watered down and cliche these days that it seems like being a Christian has been reduced to going to church every now and then or simply acknowledging the God your grandmother or parents forced you to learn about in church when you were little.
our inheritance has been reduced to material things. So many of us see God as someone we can simply bring our list of WANTS to, but He's much more than that! He's savior to a dying world, and its up to us, to soak up the Gospel like a sponge and go and be an instrument to help make clean, those who need enlightenment that without Christ, we are filthy!

Romans 8: 15p-17

Don't settle for just reading a devotional a day or week, really pray and challenge yourself to read more and get closer to Christ so that you may continue to grow more like Him and agitate the flame and passion to carry out His purpose for your life!

ya boy,

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Sunday, September 07, 2008

What Is Expository Preaching?

Dan at Ramblin’ Pastor Man shares J. I. Packer’s definition of expository preaching:
Expository preaching is the preaching of the man who knows Holy Scripture to be the living Word of the living God, and who desires only that it should be free to speak its own message to sinful men and women; who therefore preaches from a text, and in preaching labors, as the Puritans would say, to ‘open’ it, or, in [Charles] Simeon’s phrase, to ‘bring out of the text what is there’; whose whole aim in preaching is to show his hearers what the text is saying to them about God and about themselves, and to lead them into what Barth called ‘the strange new world within the Bible’ in order that they may be met by him who is the Lord of that world.
Dan goes on to unpack this definition (while quoting from the ESV) in the rest of the post. You can read J. I. Packer’s compete essay at Crossway’s site.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Huckabee on Palin

Speaking of Governor Palin, I am so tired of hearing about her lack of experience. I want to tell you folks something: She got more votes running for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska than Joe Biden got running for president of the United States," former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told the delegates in his speech