Where I’m at with Online Church

600. The average online attendance is nearly 600 this year. This is almost a 20% growth over the previous year. At most, I know 5% of the audience by name on any given Sunday. Since I started the Online Campus, I've tried to reconcile church in an online format. When the Online Campus started, we (CCC leadership and myself) … Continue reading Where I’m at with Online Church

One Day

One of the few books I read from high school that still appeals to me is Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. As I began writing this post, One Day... came to mind and I decided to write about the entirety of the day. It's a slow build till the impetus … Continue reading One Day

Kids, Salvation, & Celebrate Crossing The Line

My two oldest boys responded to an invitation to "cross the line" from death to life at the Easter services. A number of people saw them since it was the first Easter service, and they were first up on stage. During the night, I couldn't sleep. I was thinking about what the boys had just … Continue reading Kids, Salvation, & Celebrate Crossing The Line

Thoughts on “Noah”

I saw an early screening of Noah last night. I'm still processing the film a bit. However, I wanted to share some thoughts on the film because I know a number of people will inquire about it. I will share details, obviously. If you don't want any spoilers with those details, since we all know the basics … Continue reading Thoughts on “Noah”

LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 24 – The King

And on the final day of the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar, we have Jango Fett. In a Santa costume. Jango Fett being a bounty hunter is ultimately in it for himself. What do you need from him? Pay enough and you'll get that. His loyalties shift depending on the money. Over the years, what … Continue reading LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 24 – The King

LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 23 – Sleigh Packs Blast Are You Listening

Nearing the end of the calendar, drawing closer to celebrating the birth of Jesus. To heighten the anticipation we have...a jetpack powered sleigh. Of course. Yes, it's LEGO. Yes, it's Star Wars. Yes, it's supposed to be a bit ridiculous. But one has to be careful not to lose sight of why we actually celebrate … Continue reading LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 23 – Sleigh Packs Blast Are You Listening

LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 22 – What Child Is This

One of the coolest characters in the Star Wars Universe comes today, but as a child. It's Boba Fett. One of the interesting details from Attack of the Clones was Jango Fett wanting to raise one of the clones as his own child. The Clones were well-trained, but I think many would say none could … Continue reading LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 22 – What Child Is This

LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 21 – Free At Last

Happy first day of winter. Today we have Slave I, Jango Fett's ship. It was the precursor to Boba Fett's Slave II that we all know so well from The Empire Strikes Back. Slave I is from Attack of the Clones, and was part of an epic battle with Obi-Wan Kenobi. Jango Fett was a … Continue reading LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 21 – Free At Last

LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 20 – War & Peace

The 20th day, and today we have a Jedi Starfighter. Obviously, a lot of Jedi flew these, but from Attack of the Clones we saw Obi-Wan Kenobi fly one when giving chase to Jango and Boba Fett. Many of the Jedi Starfighters were colored in a red and white scheme signifying the diplomatic immunity the … Continue reading LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 20 – War & Peace

LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 19 – Separation No More

19. If this were a Stephen King influenced calendar, this would be a huge day. Instead, we will discuss the Separatist Shuttle. They were in all of the prequel movies. It was a short-range shuttle often used by high ranking officials. They had a distinct design with their landing gear, making it possible to only … Continue reading LEGO Star Wars Advent: Day 19 – Separation No More