Mike
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Mike

I am a former design engineer who now pastors Cornerstone Community Church in Galax, Virginia. I'm passionate about following Jesus and I love technology. I've been married to Jennifer for 20 years, and we have three awesome kids, Emma, Luke, and Drew.

Life

I saw this over on ChurchMag, and I couldn’t resist. I just had to share it with you.   So, which one do you think I am?

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Technology

I’m a serious gadget geek, so I’ve been reading about the speculation about the new Amazon tablet for the last several months. It’s finally here, and it definitely looks interesting. Here are the quick specs for the Kindle Fire: 7″ Display (smaller than the 9.7″ iPad screen, but much bigger

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Faith

This Sunday, we are hosting a big youth event here in Galax. Just wanted to make sure everyone knew about the details. Cornerstone and First Baptist are teaming up with LOM youth ministry in order to reach out to the teens in our community. This event will be at First Baptist

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Technology

Final Cut Pro X just came out with the first update to the new version. They are also offering a free 30 day trial version. If you’re interested in seeing what all the fuss is about, now is the time to check it out. From what I have seen, it

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Faith

A friend asked me last week about how we have structured Cornerstone for ministry. He was curious about how we do meetings and committees, and I realized that I haven’t really blogged about our structure much. So here’s a quick overview of our leadership structure. Teams Not Committees We don’t

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Faith

One of my greatest joys as a pastor is taking part in baptism services. I can’t help but get excited when people make a public statement about their faith in Christ. Last week Cornerstone had an incredible baptism service at Camp Dickenson on the New River. We had the privilege and honor

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Life

I talked about Facebook and Twitter on Sunday during my message. Here is a creative video by Igniter Media telling the story of Jesus using Twitter. Enjoy!

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Life

I’m really excited about the new book from Greg Hawkins and Cally Parkinson titled Move. It is the latest book from the Reveal research project about Spiritual Growth. Activities and events don’t automatically make people grow in their faith, and this book takes a hard look at how we can

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Faith

I’m officially a student again! I started taking classes this week through Liberty University Online. About 8 years ago I started taking classes for my Master’s degree through Liberty’s online seminary. At the time I was working a full-time engineering job, doing part-time youth ministry, and raising a young family.

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Faith

Over the last few months, we have had several of our elders at Cornerstone share messages on Sunday morning. I think it’s great and I wanted to share we feel it is important to expose the congregation to teaching from different people. For many churches and congregations, there is a

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