Finding a Family.

SND-Logo-Concepts-Sm1-150x1501Family? Does it matter and what is it? Join Robert Tippett and me for the Discussions this evening as we bring on our WONDERFUL wives for our season finale to discuss the family. We’ll also talk about the Irreplaceable Movie project coming out this Tuesday.

 

Family? I can’t say I’ve always gotten it right, but I long for it to be right and believe that Jesus can make it right. So make plans now to join us tonight at 8p Central for our last “Sunday Night Discussions” show of the season.  Feel free to send in questions early either here or on our Face Book page.  You can also send in questions live while the show is on air.  Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Being the Church!

SND Logo Concepts SmIn the fall of 2001 I wrote a paper for grad school entitled “Being the First Century Church in the 21st Century.”  At the time I had no idea how relevant that subject would be today.  It reminds me of a statement by Bill Hybels when he noted that “nothing on this planet is more important, more strategic, and more urgently needed than the local church.” I could not agree with that assessment more.  But what is the real church anyway?  Buildings?  Programs? Politics? Social Concern? When you cut through the debates, personal likes, and controversies what does the authentic church actually look like and how can it be realized today?  Tune in tonight at 8p central as we dive into the questions about CHURCH.

 

Feel free to send in your observations, experiences, and questions ahead of time here or on our Face Book Page.  You can also send in questions live by one of these medias or directly on the Sunday Night Discussion Google + page.

 

Q & A Tonight on the Discussions. 8p Central.

SND-Logo-Concepts-Sm1-150x150This week for the Discussions we’ll be diving into some specific questions that have come in from our viewing and listening audience.  Questions about God, the Bible, faith, pain and suffering?  All topics are open for the discussion this week.  Feel free to chime in if you want via Google + or our SND Face Book Page.

 

Alternative Manhood? Tonight on SND. 8p Central.

SND-Logo-Concepts-Sm1-150x150What does maturity and manhood really look like? According to Skyler Wilder who writes for NBCOlympics.com; it looks like David Wise who tore up the half pipe free-style ski event for a gold medal this past Tuesday.  In Wilder’s post David is shown to be a great young and mature man who is even thinking about possibly being a pastor some day. I was thrilled to see such credit given to a young man of God. The interesting thing about the post was the number of times Wilder referenced David’s maturity and actually called it an alternative lifestyle.  While the immediate context probably is a contrast of David to the other “dudes” who rip up the slopes with more power than I could ever muster, it does raise a question of what manhood really looks like in America and the Post-Modern West.  The sad reality is that a young man in his early 20s who is already married and a father with a life focus used to be called normal in western culture.  Such is not always the case today. In fact, Kay Hymowitz ran a report in the WSJ a few years ago that simply posed the question; “Where Have the Good Men Gone?”  In her article Hymowitz observes that the Western culture is undergoing a phenomina of drop out men of enormous proportions.  The truth of the matter is that countless boys and young men in America are clueless as to what exactly it means to be a man.  So many of them are lost with nowhere to go and little reason to get there.  What does it really mean to be a man anymore?hi-res-5b116012acee715d237ed4e104b85599_crop_north

Are there answers?  Does God have anything to say on the issue?  Does it even matter?  To dive into those questions and more, be sure to join us tonight at 8p Central as we talk with Steve Spicer, co-founder of Marked Men for Christ, and our other guests about manhood and maturity.  As always, if you are using Google + you can find the SND page and send in live questions during the show.  We will also be checking for questions or comments left here or on our SND Facebook page.

See you soon.

Judgment from Above!

Would you believe it? I got a red-light ticket last month. My violation occurred the day after Christmas when I drove up to Austin to meet with Robert Tippett for lunch and some Sunday Night Discussions strategy time. Actually I was informed later on that technically it was in Round Rock, Texas where my heinous crime occurred and that my geographical blunder was very offensive to both Austin-ites and as well as citizens of Round Rock. Sorry about that. In short, I was trying to navigate traffic in an unfamiliar area and I took a right turn on red without coming to a full and complete stop. Yes, there in lay my crime. I know the law. One must come to a complete stop before turning right on red. Taking a quick look before turning doesn’t cut the mustard. I was frustrated though and in a hurry. So I figured my intentions were good enough. I just assumed that overall I’m not a bad driver. I mean this is only the second ticket since I got my license the day after I turned 16. I didn’t hurt anyone and my haste was obviously for a good purpose. It should not have been a big deal at all. Come on, it’s not like I had road rage or something. (more…)