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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 25 years, and we have three awesome kids, Emma, Luke, and Drew.

Life

Jenni and I had a hot date in Winston-Salem Saturday night. We dropped the kids off at the grandparents house and went to Winston to shop and eat. You know you live in a small town when you have to drive over an hour to go on a date. We ate at a new restaurant in the mall parking lot

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TechnologyLife

I watched part of The Biggest Loser last night on NBC. I really haven’t watched it more than a few minutes before last night. It’s a neat show, it’s amazing how much weight these guys are losing, but there was something really cool about the show. It’s sponsored by 24 Hour Fitness and the company I work for does a

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Life

It’s college football time again. And the great Hokies are 3 and 0 so far. But the real question is what is going on with the ACC this year. Miami has already lost to Florida State and they got shelled by Louisville. Florida State got beat by Clemson. UVA can’t even beat Western Michigan, although as a tech fan, I

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Technology

I saw this over at ilounge. The iTV will be a cool new streaming media device for your tv. You will be able to view photos, music, and movies from your computer or the Internet. This thing is pretty slick, but it won’t be out for a few months. Newsweek reports that Apple is in talks with Google to offer

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Faith

Here is a link to a press release about our church. We are starting to work with the Community Design Assistance Center (CDAC) of Virginia Tech. They are helping us come us with a master site plan for our church property. I’m excited about the increased visibility that this will bring us in our community. We really emphasized at our

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Out of curiousity I wanted to see what ten songs came up first when I randomly shuffled my music on my ipod. A couple of bluegrass songs popped up. There are probably not a whole lot of people who listen to a mix of bluegrass and CCM, but I actually like good fast bluegrass. I was also surprised that several

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Faith

Saw this over at Catalyst blog. As churches we had an awesome opportunity to connect hurting people to God, but how good of a job did we do? Barna Research studies reveal despite an intense surge in religious activity and expression in the weeks immediately following 9/11, the faith of Americans is virtually indistinguishable today, 5 years later, compared to

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Technology

Check out the new ipods at Apple’s website. A 30gig and 80gig video ipod and new nanos in different colors with 2,4, and 8 gig models. I was hoping for video playback in the nanos, but we just got pretty colors in an aluminum case with longer battery life. Itunes received some new stuff as well. Most notably movies, in

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Faith

Here’s a good definition of truth from the book, Breaking the Missional Code. “Truth is not a set of rules to be obeyed, mysteries to be known or evidences to be mastered, but Christ, by whom we know and are known. Truth is not discovered, it is revealed in relationship to both the head and the heart. Therefore, Truth is

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TechnologyFaith

We were back at Cornerstone yesterday. I got to do the welcome and announcements and body life part of the service. I’m pretty comfortable in front of large groups when I’m teaching, but I really don’t like doing announcements. I’m just not a people person. Of course, there were a few minor technical difficulties. Our long video snake to the

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