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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.

Faith

We had a neat service Sunday, one that really stretched me as a youth leader. The youth praise band did a great job with the music and some of the youth shared and encouraged each other. I then spoke about why youth ministry is important. But here’s the catch, I really just wanted to speak from the heart so I

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Faith

For any of the Cornerstone teens stumbling across the blog, I wanted to let you know that Sunday the youth are leading the worship. We want to focus the entire service on the youth, so you will have an opportunity to do some sharing. Be thinking about what God is doing in your life. Be bold, be courageous, be bowflex

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Faith

This is from a while back, but it is interesting to watch. Ron Luce is the founder of Acquire The Fire and the BattleCry Conferences for Christian teens. In this video, a very liberal feminist tells why Christians are bigots and fascists. What I really got out of this clip is how we are not reaching the postmodern world. I

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Technology

It’s been a while since we bought our last computer at home. Actually about 6 years. So I finally took the plunge and bought a new one. Now for those of you who know me, you know that I fix everyone else’s computers all the time, but I really never spend any money on my own. It helps that I

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Technology

I saw this over at ilounge. Take a look at this phone by Synaptics. They make the click wheel for the ipod and the touchpads for laptops. This is a new concept they are working on. A touchscreen phone/music player with no buttons. You just tap on the screen. This might even be close to the design of the next

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Faith

I wanted to post a few pictures of the Cornerstone Youth. We had a good time. The turnout was low, but it was worth it. Todd Shaw really challenged the teens to make this a defining moment in their life and live all out for God. He had some crazy stories about jumping his dad’s station wagon on his bike

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FaithLife

I love to read, so here are some books that have really got me thinking lately. I think it is incredibly important for Christians to continue learning and stretching their minds with Biblically relevant and challenging books. Click on the books to find them at Amazon. And don’t forget the Bible. Although it is great to read books about Christ,

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Life

I’m hitting refresh every few minutes on my computer this morning to keep track of what’s going on at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. An inmate who was taken to the hospital escaped and has already killed two people. He’s running loose on the Virginia Tech Campus this morning. It’s the first day of classes, so I’m sure it’s mass confusion.

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TechnologyFaith

It’s been all over the tech news about a middle school girl who had her ipod stolen while at school. The parents are suing her friend who had borrowed it. The new American way, if anything happens bad, then sue. Don’t you think this is the type of thing that could be worked out between two friends. What do you

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Mark Driscoll has a great post up on his blog, The Resurgence about his thoughts on preaching. Check it out here. By way of preface, I will simply say to all the young preachers that preaching is like driving a clutch; it takes a long time to do well if you live through the practice.

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Technology

I went running today to calibrate my new Nike+ ipod Sensor. Since I didn’t buy the Nike shoes with the built in sensor hole, I had to rig up a way to hold the sensor on my shoelaces. I ordered a cool Velcro/nylon pouch from Marware, but while I am waiting, I had to rig up my own. It consisted

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