Fascinating Figures! 200 Years of Growth, Possibility, and Responsibility.

I just got this clip from Craig Whitney with ImpactPoint.  Fascinating tech and info from Hans Rosling on the changed dynamics of the world over the past 200 years.  Good info going into 2011.  Imagine the possibilities and responsibility for sharing the love of Christ the world over.  There are a number of factors that Rosling did not talk about.  But consider transportation, language, and shared tech around the globe.  It took 19th century British missionaries months to get to China and India.  We can do that now in hours.  English has become the Koine Greek of the 21st century and anyone who wants to do business learns to speak it.  I can now communicate with folks on the other side of the globe via phone and email instantly.  I know Rosling wasn’t thinking Kingdom perspectives, but I sure was.  I love this stuff.  How do you think this kind of info should change your world?

 Thanks Craig.

 btw, in case I don’t get to it,  Merry Christmas everyone!

“Share Fair” Success!

I was blessed to be part of the Crossings “Share Fair” 2010 event this past Saturday.  To me it was just another wonderful example of a local body of Christ putting their faith into practice by coming up with creative ways to serve their extended community.  The “Fair” was a great success this year as we gathered donations and gifts and networking with a local school, were able to get them into the lives of families in our area who are struggling.  A HUGE thanks goes out to Larry Foster who handled the goliath share of the details which made everything come together.  I also want say thanks to everyone who helped with the setup, teardown, and serving throughout the day.  In all, “Share Fair” was just another reason why you rock Cypress Crossings.  So keep up the good work and have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Rediscovering the Ancient Order of Things. Part I. An Introduction.

Alright, show of hands here.  How many of you actually enjoyed taking history classes in High School?  Yup, that’s probably about right.  History is not the most popular subject with a lot of folks and that’s ok.  On the other hand, I’m one of those wired guys who actually enjoyed the study.  Don’t know, but maybe it’s just because I liked blowing an hour going to the film room at Tascosa High to watch a WWII documentary instead of sitting through Geometry.  But history does have important lessons to teach us in creating a more successful future.  If we take time to examine the good and bad decisions and the lives of those who have gone before us, we can learn from their victories and mistakes.  So it is with the CHURCH.  (more…)