So what’s the deal with drummers? In every band you need a drummer, but a more unstable and strange lot doesn’t exist. Perhaps the incessant violence required to beat skins with sticks, or the unnatural and crazed look that takes them over while staring into the eyes of the rhythm gods? Who’s to know where it went wrong, but there is just something wrong with … Continue reading Drummers…

I Decided to

How you view setbacks will determine how far you go. Did you notice I didn’t say how you handled setbacks, but rather how you viewed them? And how you view setbacks is decided by the first thing you decideto say about them. Example: my father is a positive person, ergo he dealt with nearly everything I can recall positively, including negative things. There were very few … Continue reading I Decided to

No Married People Problems

There are no married people problems. Before you prove me wrong by pointing me to your marriage (which has obvious problems), let me beat you to it by admitting ours is definitely a work in progress too. So let me say this: There are no married people problems, only people with single people problems who get married. This slightly revised concept of Andy Stanley’s retains … Continue reading No Married People Problems

The Haiti Arise Prank

Never prank someone before, during, or after a mission trip. Our friends Marc and Lisa Honorat attend Venue Church when they’re not overseas and are doing our Missions Sunday October 7 (10:30 am at the Bert Church Theatre). They’ve known me forever, maybe they would say too long? Pastor Marc was a child slave in Haiti and eventually adopted by a Canadian woman before answering … Continue reading The Haiti Arise Prank


Details details. I hate details. Even the word details is boring. Process. Policy. Procedure. Boring. Venue is just out of the church planting stage where everything is Idea! Adrenaline! Run! This is fairly normal in any successful startup where the leader has to be both the visionary and the main operator, in fact startups don’t last if there’s not a visionary in the drivers seat. … Continue reading Details