Monthly Archives: May 2013

Book Review: Love Does

Wow. What else is there to be said about Love Does. Seriously. Wow about sums it up. I’m honestly thinking about moving it into my top ten list. Yeah, it’s that good.

Funny thing is I couldn’t really tell you much about the book other than the title.

  • I mean I could tell you all of the stories that Bob writes about, but I couldn’t tell you any type of linear thought other than Love Does.

    And shouldn’t that be enough?

    I find myself constantly thinking back about the stories of a man who is so obviously on the journey with Jesus that it’s inspiring. And no, I won’t do all of the things he did or does, but I serve the same God and can go on the journey in a real, tangible way. And that’s exciting.

    It was inspiring. I want to love people and love God more after reading it. Definitely worth every penny of the gift card I used…lol.

    I couldn’t put the book down and would recommend that you don’t either.


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    Book Review: Catalyst Leader

    I got the chance to finish up Brad Lomenick’s Catalyst Leader while I was at AC SICM 13 this past week. I’m a big follower of the Catalyst movement, so I was thrilled to get the chance to read this book.

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    AC SICM 13 Recap

    Sometimes, God gives you a gift.

    That’s how I feel about AC SICM 13. Honestly, it’s the best SICM I’ve ever been to, and I’ve been to a good many of them. It’s the best I’ve felt personally about a SICM. Maybe it’s where I’m at spiritually right now, maybe it was a combination of things, who knows?


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    Presence- Potomac District Council Thoughts

    It’s been a week since Potomac District Council. I’ve been back to Charlottesville for some meetings and am currently down in Nags Head for acsicm13. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind couple of days, but there are still some things that are ringing in my head from District Council.

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    AC SICM 13!


    The day has finally come! We are loading the van up an getting ready to head to Atlantic Coast SICM this morning. The teaching staff heads down today while 120 students from up and down the entire East Coast come in tomorrow for a week long training in how to be anchored.

    What does that mean do you ask?
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    My Summer Reading List

    Things work better with a plan. Well, at least when it comes to a summer reading list. Every May when the students head into finals, I head to the internets to make my plan for summer reading. It helps me to make a plan from the outset so I have something to stick to. Below you’ll find my list, comment and let’s me know if you feel like something should change or something should be added!

    Love Does by Bob Goff
    – I’ve heard a couple of interviews with Bob and have been very impressed. I think this book will spur on to make a big deal of people more than I currently do.

    The Lost World of Genesis One by John Walton
    – This one is required for INCITE, our Northeast Chi Alpha staff development conference. I’m really excited it about it and looking forward to the opportunity to interact with John at Valley Forge.

    The Catalyst Leader by Brad Lomenick
    – This is the one I’m reading now. I enjoy the Catalyst movement, so I jumped at the chance to see a bit behind the scenes.

    Creature of the Word by Matt Chandler
    – In case you didn’t know, I have a bit of a man crush on Matt Chandler. This is his latest offering.

    Engaging God’s World by Cornelius Plantinga
    – This one I bought a couple of years ago and have never read. I think it will be a bit harder and a bit more academic, but I hope to be up to the challenge. I have no idea what the premise of the book is.

    Systematic Theology by Millard Erickson
    – I like to read a Systematic Theology a summer to keep the internship classes fresh in my mind and see if there is anything I would want other teachers to add to their class or see if we would make a change for our textbook in the CMIT program.

    15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John Maxwell
    -This is our staff read for the summer. I haven’t read much of Maxwell, though I’ve read much of those who were directly influenced by Maxwell. Looking forward to it.

    I would love to add a missionary biography, which one would you recommend?

    Anything else you think I need to add?


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