Remembering Maewyn

Did something a little risky this Palm Sunday by doing a brief biography of church planter extraordinar Maewyn Succat (AKA St. Patrick). Big Green was a pretty exceptional guy. Here are a few highlights from His life. Kidnapped at the age of 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave. Enslaved...

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Odd Man In

About 12 years ago a mentor and friend of mine told me that I should involve myself in church planting because may Christians never would. He said that church planting was too hard and scary for most guys. I believed every word he of his lecture and set forth to...

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NAMB Publishes Noah

One of the best things about being an SBC missionary is the fact that every year around your birthday people from all over the world contact you to remind you that they are praying for you. Last week I turned 29 and the morning of my birthday my inbox was...

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Craigs List for Jesus

The Clifton house has been plagued with illness. In the midst of packing for our move next Friday we have been trying to nurse Noah Back to health from a bad case of strep throat. Thursday night Jennifer stayed home with the kids while I went to our small group...

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We the the People

On the three year anniversary of Pillar church (3/30/08) we will be signing our church constitution. Before we adopt the constitution we are releasing it for everyone to read over. Please feel free to give comments, good or bad, in the comments section. Pillar Church has adopted a “Biblical Eldership”...

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Over the Edge

Today I am working with my denomination to train new church planters in Virginia. I remember going through these sessions a few years ago. When I went through them that time I had all of my own ideas all lined out in my head before I arrived. The leadership would...

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New Home

Jennifer and I have been trying to move to Dumfries for the past several years since we have been planting the church there. Finally after looking at hundreds of properties and making offers on at least 5 we have won the bid for a home. We cant wait to dig...

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The Scent of a Woman

Have you ever noticed that men will place their ambitions in an eternal holding pattern to marry, have children and simply exist in the company of a woman. Cowboys manage grocery stores, rock stars peddle used cars and filmmakers’ sell insurance all for the company of a woman. Even more...

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Movie With Mom

I’m in the Sunshine State for a few days visiting my Mom and Dad. Last week both of them were hospitilized for unrelated illnesses. I arrived on Monday and have been speniding most of my time with my Mom at the hospital. For those of you who don’t know my...

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