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Go Spurs Go!

Posted: April 22, 2008 in sports, spurs

Let’s do it again in game two, Spurs.

Life Happens

Posted: June 18, 2007 in kids, life, missional, preaching, spurs

Does anyone know how to get the vomit smell out of a car? On our way back from central Texas Saturday night, my eldest daughter unleashed a fury of vomit in the backseat. What’s more, she was sleeping when she did it, and didn’t wake up until about halfway through. Poor girl! I still find it hard to believe that such a little body could hold so much gunk! So I spent Sunday afternoon shampooing and cleaning the backseat…yeah, a great Father’s Day indeed! The smell is better, but it’s still lingering.

Any suggestions?


The Spurs did it! I knew they would.

I got so tired of LeBron James getting all the publicity and being called the “second coming.” I especially grew tired of the “We Are All Witnesses” line. I wanted to say “We are all witnesses to LeBron getting swept !” James just simply isn’t there yet. He’s not Michael Jordan. He’s not even Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade, and oh, yeah, Tony Parker! Those guys have rings and don’t disappear in the finals. At the same time, LeBron James turned me into a LeBron James fan. At 22, he handled the finals, bad calls, and all the attention marvelously — unlike Steve Nash’s whining after Phoenix had to play by the same rules as the rest of the league. I was so impressed with him as a person, and will follow him more closely now. One day the league may be LeBron’s, if so, he will handle it well (though he needs to go ahead and marry his girlfriend and mother of his two kids) and be a great centerpiece for the league.


My lesson went well at my mother-in-law’s church — by that I mean some hated it and some loved it. It was clear that churches have a long way to go to reorient ourselves to a missional ecclesiology — we’re just so used to thinking of the church first and our community a lot later. I’m learning so much about myself and our churches as I engage this conversation more deeply. This is a great change for some people, and leaders like me need to be understanding, patient, and thoughtful as we undergo it.


Posted: May 29, 2007 in missional, spurs

I’m off to New Orleans, The Big Easy, for a quick day trip to scout out locations where we’ll be doing some rebuilding work this summer with a group from our church. My friend, Jeff Brooks is leading a group there this summer as well, so we are going together to split the cost.

One of the fundamental tenets of Scripture is the renewal of all things. New Orleans, like many places in our world is in desperate need to renewal and resurrection. I think one of the ways Christians can live missionally in our world is to look for places in the world that they can enter and bring resurrection to. Parks, lives, neighborhoods, cities, all need resurrection. After all, Jesus does make all things new.


The Spurs looked good last night, event though Duncan broke his streak of playoff games with at least 20+ points. They’re going all the way, baby!


I was thinking about taking a group of folks from church to see the Astros this summer, but I am pledged to not do anything to depress my congregants.


Posted: May 17, 2007 in sports, spurs

I’ve been a San Antonio Spurs fan for years–since the heyday of David Robinson. I love the team and have celebrated each of their three championships with great joy. And yes, I want them to win it again this season! However, since my wife–who is also a Spurs fan–is from Phoenix we decided to root for whichever team won this Western Semifinal to win it all. The Suns are probably my second favorite team and I have no problem cheering for them as long as they’re not playing San Antonio.

It’s been a great series! It reminds me of basketball before the Jordan area, when some players couldn’t be touched, making for a “soft,” “finesse” game. I haven’t enjoyed basketball this much in a long time.

And, oh, the Spurs aren’t dirty. GO SPURS GO!!