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talk smack

Pulling into a church parking lot, I often find myself groaning at the bold, brazen, and boisterous declarations people make on the back of their cars.

There’s always the classic, “My child is an honor student” and the retort, “Your honor student sells bumper stickers!”

But I’m amazed when Christians really get into it. Like the Jesus fish stomping Darwin. Or the “God is not a Democrat” and “God is not a Republican” that gain popularity every four years. Or a church in Denver whose bumper stickers read, “My church can kick your church’s a–!”

Why do churchgoers place hard-to-peel-off statements on the back of their vehicles?

Because Christians love to talk smack!

Now there are a few arguably good reasons to talk smack if you’re a Christian: Continue Reading...

God is good MintI am still in awe that more than 400 people applied and wanted to be part of our launch team for Wonderstruck, affectionately known as “Partymob.” These old and new friends have been sharing about Wonderstruck on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and their own websites.

Today, I wanted to introduce you to a few more of our dream team members who have left me wonderstruck in their support and love:
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Jon Acuff

You've probably heard of my friend, Jon Acuff, by now. He's a funny man whose blog, stuffchristianslike.com is wildly popular. He's on staff at Dave Ramsey's ministry. He blogs. He writes. He speaks. Oh yeah, he even hit the Wall Street Journal bestseller list. But the thing I love about Jon the most is simply this: Jon loves Jesus.

Throughout this year, I want to introduce you to some of my friends.

People whose voices I know, respect, and appreciate. Their words often challenge me in my thinking and faith. I hope they'll challenge you, too:

Larry David feels just like me and you when it comes to criticism. Continue Reading...

The Movie Every Pastor, Preacher & Teacher Must See

I first heard of Comedian from Jon Acuff, author of Stuff Christians Like blog & book. We were talking about public speaking, humor, and the art of communicating effectively.

He said, "You've got to see it!" What he didn't mention is that it wouldn't be the easiest film to track down. Since it released back in 2002, it's not exactly lining the shelves of Blockbuster or filling the racks at Red Box. We used a friend's account with Netflix to rent a copy--and we're oh-so-happy we did.

Whether you're a pastor, preacher, teacher, or public speaker of any kind, something about being on stage stirs terror, fear, excitement, thrill, calmness and every response in between. All of those emotions and more are revealed in real-time in Comedian. Continue Reading...