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November 2009

Faith

Thought I would drop by the blog and give an update from Nicaragua. This will be short since I’m typing it on my iPod. It has been a great trip so far. We’ve been to the rim of an active volcano, ridden a boat on Lake Nicaragua, visited a street festival in Grenada, and soaked in the local culture. Today

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Faith

Cornerstone has partnered with Because We Care Ministries over the past several years to do mission work in Nicaragua.  We have helped build a sister church in Tonala, Nicaragua and we pay the pastor’s salary each month.  Before Cornerstone had a building in Galax, we had a church building in Nicaragua, and before we had a full-time pastor in Galax, we had

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Faith

In preaching multiple services, there seems to be a struggle between clarity and energy. In the earlier services, I typically have plenty of energy and passion, but clarity and focus can be lacking. As I preach through each service, the message becomes clearer and more focused, but my energy tends to decrease. The ideal message is one that is straight

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FaithLife

In preparing for the new series we are doing on the Holy Spirit at Cornerstone, I have been busy reading. If you want to learn more about the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives, then check out these great books. Amazon.com Widgets Note: if you are using a feed reader, you will need to click through to my

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Faith

Holy Spirit Intro Video from Mike Morris on Vimeo. We started our new series on the Holy Spirit this week at Cornerstone. I’m excited about our church learning together how the Holy Spirit moves and works in us and through us.  We ended the service with a powerful prayer by Francis Chan from his book Forgotten God.  This is our

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Life

I ran across an interesting website last week. Christian Book Summaries provides an much-needed service. I love reading books, but if you’re like me, you probably have a stack of books waiting to be read. There are a lot of books that I would like to read, but I simply don’t have the time to get to. These free summaries are

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Technology

For a long time, I have had a passion for helping smaller churches utilize technology. From assisting them with their websites, to setting up podcasts, to helping plan audio and video systems, I have gained much experience over the last 15 years.  So today, I’m making it official, I am offering my services to other churches as a consultant and

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Technology

I’ve been playing a little with Google Wave.  It could really become a useful tool for ministry in the future.  But it is not there yet.  Google is trying to invent a better way to communicate with groups of people.  If you have ever been in a long email conversation between multiple people, you can understand the potential benefit that

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Technology

I have been asked several times recently about incorporating text messaging and twitter comments into church events.  Audience participation can be fun and it can provide a way to get feedback during an event or service. Here are several services that I am familiar with that use text messaging and twitter. YouVersion Live: This is a new free service that

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Faith

This past weekend reminded me of the importance of community.  We saw our close-knit city come together to support a young family in need after the tragic death of the father.  If not only affected many of the family members who attend our church, but it affected the entire community, and it also deeply affected me. Little things really do

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