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

Life

I played backup for my son Luke at the Fiddler’s Convention this week while he played the mandolin on youth night. I was definitely a lot more nervous than he was. Here’s a little Foggy Mountain Breakdown. I enjoy making these special memories with the kids. The Old Fiddler’s Convention

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FaithLife
Technology

UPDATE: It looks like the FaithLife Study Bible is now free to everyone who signs up and creates an account. Go to http://blog.logos.com/2013/01/get-the-faithlife-study-bible-free-for-life/ for more information I have a free code for readers of this blog to get access to the FaithLife Study Bible for free through March of 2014

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Technology

Two years ago, I shared about a number of ways you can embed sermons in your church website. I’ve been thinking about making a change on our church website, so I’ve been looking at the options that are currently available. Since the last post, WordPress has become a popular options for

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Faith

http://www.exponential.org/2012/07/larry-osborne-weve-confused-leadership-with-discipleship/

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Technology

Click this link to checkout a great new ebook for Churches about Facebook. Facebook for Churches is a 32-page quick read loaded with tips, examples and strategies for getting the most out of your church Facebook page. Whether you’re attempting to pick the perfect Timeline photo or trying to figure

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Faith

Have you ever heard the phrase “Don’t Judge Me.”  Unfortunately, as a pastor I have heard this statement a few times over the years. Usually, it is when I am trying to talk with someone who claims to be a follower of Christ, but is living contrary to the commands

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Faith

After watching this video, I really want to read the book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. I’ve been thinking about doing a series of posts on introverts in ministry, because many of the pastors I know are introverts. What do you think? Should

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Life

Seriously, this looks like fun. It reminds me of riding with Jenni.

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Life

While at the beach, I was amazed to see almost every woman at the pool and at the beach reading books from the Fifty Shades trilogy that is topping the current bestsellers list. The books are labeled as erotic fiction and feature explicit descriptions of sex and bondage. It’s definitely

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Life

  For the last ten days, our family took some time off. We went to the beach at Pawley’s Island, South Carolina and enjoyed just having fun. We played golf. We went fishing, We played in the ocean and in the pool. We ate way too much food. We laughed

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