Election Aftermath with Facebook

When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing before him with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us, or for our adversaries?” And he said, “No; but I am the commander of the … Continue reading Election Aftermath with Facebook

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

When Modern Becomes Tradition

  Wednesday is my meeting day. I have five schedule meetings, and then in the evenings I take my boys to Kids' Clubs. While it can be a grind, it's nice to knock out a majority of my meetings in one day.One of my Wednesday meetings deals with Access/Online services. Ryan Shields, Travis Williams and … Continue reading When Modern Becomes Tradition

Answered Prayer (We Have A Minivan!)

ME: (answering iPhone) Hello?ANONYMOUS: Hey Robert, what are you doing?ME: Just working on what I'm going to say for baby dedications tomorrow.ANONYMOUS: You want to go shopping?Where to start.My first thought is of Liam. His childlike faith challenged and inspired me. His simple prayers of asking for a new van, one that had a dvd … Continue reading Answered Prayer (We Have A Minivan!)

Beyond The Message: Servant Songs

In the latest Beyond The Message, I sit down with Tim Perry to talk about his recent message covering the Servant Songs. These passages are found in the Book of Isaiah, and are full of imagery about Jesus. Tim and I spent a few minutes discussing a point from each of the four songs.----Follow RamHatter … Continue reading Beyond The Message: Servant Songs

The Culmination of Anger (Omaha, Big Omaha & Jesus)

I started writing this the day after Big Omaha 2012 ended. I had intended to write a happy post about the Big Omaha experience, but something else came to the surface. Anger. Various streams of consciousness loosely tied together...I think. ----- I'm often asked by Christians why I make a big deal about attending Big … Continue reading The Culmination of Anger (Omaha, Big Omaha & Jesus)

The Gay Debate with Guest Andrew Marin [RECAP]

This past Friday night, we were grateful to have Andrew Marin speak at Gathering. Andrew is the author of Love Is an Orientation, and heads up The Marin Foundation. The foundation's aim is to build bridges between the LGBT community and the Church. Tim Perry and I have been looking forward to this event for … Continue reading The Gay Debate with Guest Andrew Marin [RECAP]

Beyond The Message: The Gay Debate

Pastor Tim Perry and I sit down to discuss the upcoming Gathering, The Gay Debate, in this Beyond The Message video. We are both excited about this event, even though we have no idea what to expect.Andrew Marin, author of Love Is an Orientation, will be speaking at The Gay Debate. Andrew has been doing … Continue reading Beyond The Message: The Gay Debate

Thoughts on the Recent CCC Message about Life and Abortion

This past Sunday, Lead Pastor Mark tackled the topic of life, and abortion, in the message "Fearfully and Wonderfully Made". Amongst the staff, there was a lot of wonder, concern and prayer about the service in the lead up to it.On Wednesday mornings, I'm fortunate to be a part of Message Team meetings. I've been … Continue reading Thoughts on the Recent CCC Message about Life and Abortion