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An Awesome Book Summary by Robin Dugall

Posted by nbarnes on September 7, 2009 in Books and Reading, Church |

I have been enjoying my friend, Robin’s, chapter summaries of “The Tangible Kingdom” by Hugh Halter and Matt Smay, so I thought I would point my readers to his blog as well. He’s done such a nice job of capturing the essence of each chapter that I thought others would enjoy it, and hopefully it will encourage you to get a copy of this book for yourself.

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Re-Thinking Missional Children’s Ministry

Posted by nbarnes on August 28, 2009 in Church, Practical Advice on Faith |

I have been wrestling, as a pastor, and church leader, with some of the missional concepts and also with some of the questions that need to help us understand how we got here in the first place. As I’ve been reading, and talking with others on the missional journey, I have noticed a disturbing gap in the thinking and theorizing that’s been done so far. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of talk about what children’s ministry might look like in this missional paradigm. In fact, it seems to me that a lot of the churches that might be considered to be missional are actually undermining themselves in their children’s ministry.

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A Really Cool Kingdom Idea

Posted by nbarnes on July 10, 2009 in Church |

I just got an email from my friend Robin about a project he’s been involved with for a little while now.   I have been very excited for what he is trying to see happen, and I love seeing people within the church trying new ways to remove the walls that seem to keep the [...]

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Right Focus

Posted by nbarnes on June 28, 2009 in Church |

“Focus on your product/message/service/etc. Don’t spend time talking about your competition or berating them. Focus on what you do well, and let your audience make their own comparisons.”

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My Expression of Church

Posted by nbarnes on April 25, 2009 in Books and Reading, Church |

So I’m sitting on a plane reading the new book by Alan Hirsch and Michael Frost called “ReJesus” and I started thinking that from time to time I would like to describe to you the expression of church that I am a part of.  I should be honest and tell you that I hesitate to [...]

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Robin Got Mad At Me

Posted by nbarnes on April 21, 2009 in Books and Reading, Church, My Life |

Okay, so my buddy Robin Dugall got mad at me (okay, so he might just have made a comment on my facebook, but I’m overly sensitive) for not posting to my blog, so I thought I had better update my blog a bit before he unleashes a can of …  well, you know what comes [...]

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Impossible

Posted by nbarnes on February 23, 2009 in Church, God Thoughts |

Our dream seems a little impossible. It’s the kind of dream that you think is a good idea, but it’s never going to fly, but then comes Jesus saying that with God, anything is possible! What are you supposed to do with that? How are you supposed to ignore the calling that God has put on your heart now?

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