Survey says...

We’re reviewing the annual survey results in our ministries. Each ministry leader will be presenting their team’s findings soon in our leadership team.

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I’ve gone through the sermon and Sermon Application Guide comments.

On the Sermon Application Guide, survey says bring back the blanks.

About 20% of the comments were about bringing them back. No one said anything positive about not having blanks.

The comment closest to my heart (and I’ve heard it at least one other time before) is that it helps their family stay more engaged in the sermon.

Thanks for the feedback and you can expect to see the blanks once again this coming weekend!

I’ll share my reflections on the sermon comments later this week.

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Keep Christianity Weird

You may be familiar with the slogan that started in Austin, TX, and then spread to other cities. The slogan is “Keep Austin Weird.”

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I was thinking about that with regard to our passage this week found in 1 Corinthians 1.

From the first chapter of 1 Corinthians, all the way through the fourth chapter, Paul is actually making a case for keeping Christianity weird.

And Christianity is weird. Seriously weird! I’ll show you right off in the sermon with one story.

Our impulse is to downplay the weirdness and to try our best to fit in and make our our faith seem “normal.”

But it’s really important that it stay weird in the right ways because it’s in the weird parts of our faith that we experience God’s power and grace.

I hope to see you this weekend. Do you have a friend who loves weird? Invite them this weekend.

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