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Important New Book

Paul Renfro, my fellow elder at Grace Family Baptist Church, has joined with Timothy Jones (editor), Brandon Shields, and Jay Strother to write a very important book.  Perspectives on Family Ministry, takes a careful look at the very important question, “How should the church organize it’s efforts to disciple children and teens?”  I am very excited about this project.  So many people have dismissed family integration as a “fad”, or an “overreaction” to specious data.  However, Southern Seminary professor, Timothy Jones, has taken the FIC seriously from the beginning, and this book makes it clear that the FIC is ...

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Be Like David... Not Like Mike.

One does not have to be a sports fan to know that induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame is a tremendous honor.  Whatever your field, there is nothing like being recognized as one of the best ever to do it.  Recently, several legendary basketball players received this honor.  Among them were David Robinson of the San Antonio Spurs, and Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls (full disclosure:  I grew up in Los Angeles loving the Lakers and despising both the Bulls and the Spurs... and I’m still getting over it).    There was a stark difference between the two ...

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What He Must Be Conference Followup

Thank you for your support of the first-ever What He Must Be Conference last weekend at James Island Christian Church in Charleston, SC.  The event was a tremendous success.  Attendance was beyond what any of us expected, and the material was well-received.  Moreover, our host church went above and beyond the call of duty on this one.  They even provided the music (thanks to a logistical mix-up between me and the band).  They spread the word far and wide.  There were people in attendance from both near and far (even some folks from North Carolina).  There were church leaders from ...

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