Category Archives: Videos

Churches of Christ Need an Aerosmith/Run DMC “Walk This Way” Moment

The iconic “Walk This Way” music video is a parable for a conversation that must go mainstream and I am determined to make that happen. We have to start chipping away at the wall and poking our heads through to hear what is being said on the other side.

On one side – mainstream, programmatic paradigm churches

On the other side – church planters and disciple-making movements.

We need each other but we don’t always like each other’s music! We are better together. It is imperative that we come to terms with dying to our way of thinking music ought to be in order to embrace new approaches.

We won’t do this until two things happen:

1 – We get a sense of urgency over the seriousness of our decline in mainstream churches.

2 – We realize the blended music is better than either song by itself.

Our biggest problem is we like our music just the way it is even if we go to our grave singing it the way we always have.

Of course, by music, I mean ministry paradigm – the way we operate. Music is a part of the music! There will be some things we need to die to in order to live to see a better day.

Understanding How We Read the Bible Part 2 – Command, Example, Necessary Inference

It is so important we understand how we read the Bible. It is possible we do something for so long or it is modeled for us and never explained that we don’t really understand the actual process for interpreting the meaning of the text that we are using. This video gives some history of howContinue Reading

Theodrama on Wineskins YouTube

There has been a project I have been waiting to see come to fruition for several months now that launched this morning. I am only going to mention it once here on my blog and point you to it – John Mark Hicks is doing a 52 part theology series on the grand narrative arcContinue Reading

Discipleship Sermon – Shifting Church Paradigms and Culture

Here is the video of the sermon I preached last Sunday at Westside Church of Christ in Bakersfield. It ties together much of what I have been talking about here in one sermon. This has forced me to put some of the pieces together a bit more succinctly so I share this here in hopesContinue Reading

If You Ever Wanted to Write But Never Started – Start Here

I have so many relationships and connections through my writing. I cannot imagine what things would be like if I had never started 12 years ago. All of you have taught me so much. The conversations have been so rich. When you create, good things happen. Blessings take place. Lives are changed. None of thisContinue Reading

Jesus’ Question and Assessing Church Culture

Church culture and church leadership culture is not always healthy. I am sure that is no surprise to you. Jesus’ question in John 5:6 (“Do you want to get well?”) is so important for our church leadership to answer in the affirmative if we are ever going to turn the corner and get healthy. TakeContinue Reading

Video: Context, Context, Context. The Key to Biblical “Aha’s”

I cannot emphasize how important this is for followers of Jesus. I am creating these videos in order to give people an easier resource and actions to thoughts on how to study the Bible more effectively. Check it out. Subscribe if you think it is worthwhile because there are more videos on the way. ThanksContinue Reading

Video: Applying the Bible Study Method to the Parable of the Sower

I took the outline I gave in the last video and used the Parable of the Sower from Matthew 13 to show how it would work on a specific text. I have found this approach quite helpful. We need to be in the word. I often hear people talk about how they don’t have timeContinue Reading

Guy On A Buffalo

So some guys took an old movie called “Buffalo Rider”, edited the video and added their own music. This has me laughing so hard! Here are all four parts…Enjoy! Here is the full length, original movie

Anyone Else Think Turtleman Looks Like Glenn Beck?

I recently found out about a guy named Turtleman. If you haven’t seen The Call of the Wildman you are missing out. Try out this video of Turtleman catching a 150 pound alligator snapping turtle (see from 7 minutes on)! Anyway, does anyone else think the Turtleman looks like Glenn Beck? Turtleman      Continue Reading

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