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Oct
19
2012

The Filter for October 19

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 This week’s show promises to be a doozy… Todd and I talk Billy Graham’s website, why Rachel Held Evans sleeps in a tent, and the newest weapon in New Orleans war on homicide. After this show, The Filter will go on a two week hiatus which will give you the time needed to check out The Nines. We will be back in action on November 9th. The Filter is live at 8:30ish eastern, and on […]

Oct
15
2012

A Quick Update

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It has been a crazy few weeks here on Long Island, and much of the busy-ness of the last couple of weeks has gotten in the way of my writing rhythm. Earlier this month I shared a little bit about what Theresa and I know, and what we are currently planning on.  Today, I thought I might give a quick update on that post, and talk a little bit about what the near future looks like […]

Oct
12
2012

The Filter for October 11

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After a two week hiatus, The Filter returns! This week Todd and I kick around all sorts of church stuff: from Pulpit Freedom Sunday to National Coming Out Day, the importance of who you put on stage to the last days of a mega-church. The live show starts somewhere around 8:30ish, check it out and let us know what you think! Show Notes: Five Suspended Church Employees Return to Work (2:34) The Dark Side of Pastor […]

Oct
3
2012

Catalyst 2012

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Yesterday I arrived in Atlanta for Catalyst 2012. Last night I made my annual pilgrimage to Sonny’s BBQ with dear friends, and now I am ready for the week to get going. If YOU are going to be at Catalyst, or in the Atlanta area, I would love to meet up with you! Shoot me an email or send me a tweet, and let’s get together! What are YOU most looking forward to at Catalyst […]

Oct
2
2012

End of One Chapter, Start of the Next

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Two and a half years ago, Theresa and I moved to Long Island in order to care for her father. While our journey over that time has been long and difficult, we are grateful to have had the opportunity to serve her father, and would never trade the experience. As Theresa and I reflect over the past week, and all that has happened since Pete’s passing, we recognize that our lives are about to change […]

Sep
25
2012

Remembering Pete

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In May of 2010 Theresa and I made a decision that had a major impact on our life together. Having recently learned that her father, Pete, had been diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer, Theresa and I began preparing to move to Long Island to walk with him through the journey that he was about to undergo. On Sunday morning, that journey ended. During his seventy-four years on Earth, Pete exemplified self-sacrifice and a commitment […]

Sep
21
2012

The Filter for September 20th

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It’s Friday, and time once again for The Filter. Each week Todd Rhoades and I dig through all that is happening in the church world and turn it into a podcast about church stuff, and everything church leaders need to know. This week we touch on Joel Osteen’s appearance on CNN, more fallout from the Crystal Cathedral, and what churches do when they don’t like their pastor. The show goes live around 8:30ish, though you […]

Sep
17
2012

Movement Day

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It seems as though September marks the unofficial start of church conference season. In a few weeks it will be time to head back to Catalyst, but before packing my bags for Atlanta, I am looking forward to attending Movement Day next week (September 27). Movement Day is a one day conference that was created in order to encourage collaborative efforts that enable the church to better reach cities. What began as a partnership between Redeemer City […]

Sep
14
2012

The Filter for September 14, 2012

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It’s Friday! That means it is time once again for The Filter… my weekly adventure in podcasting with Todd Rhoades. Each week we talk about church stuff, and what has been going on in the church world. This week we have conversations about Benny Hinn, Pat Robertson, Jim Bakker, and politics in the church… pretty much everything your mom told you to never talk about at parties. Join us live around 8:45 am, or catch the […]

Sep
7
2012

The Filter: The Thirty Minute Challenge

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Todd Rhoades and I have been working on an interesting project over the last few weeks called The Filter. A weekly conversation on ministry stuff that you may not have caught the first time around coupled together with the sheer brilliance that is our Stupid Idea of the Week. This week we talk sheep stealing, the money pastors make, and the less celebrated habits of baby Jesus… all while attempting to keep the show thirty […]

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