Ahhhhhh . . [YAWN] . . . that was a long blogging break but it felt really good. I just had a very people-intensive Christmas and New Years celebration with lots and lots of people up and down the West Coast of USA.
This might be my return to regular blogging . . . but no promises.
This Sunday (Jan 2) I am speaking at all 3 services at Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz. Whewwww! Glad there are only 3! I will be telling the story of Jesus and the demoniac and trying to explain what Jesus meant when he said that if his disciples had faith, they could tell a mountain to move and it would.
We all have mountains to move in 2011 and we all need faith but it will help to dig into what Jesus was talking about when he said that.
Vintage Faith Church is a great church and its the home of Pastor Dan Kimball who I haven’t seen for . . . oh . . . about a decade. You might have read his books The Emerging Church and They Like Jesus But Not The Church, both very very good books.
Dan is famous for his rock-hard gel-assisted always-vertical rockabilly hair but I will probably not discuss that at all from the pulpit. Not even a passing mention. Although the mountain I am using as an image for my message, which happens to be Half Dome from Yosemite, sure reminds me of Dan’s hair. Or is that just me?
Once I saw the perfect camper van for Dan . . .
But I wont mention that either.
So if you live in Santa Cruz, come and hear me speak and see a few photos of our journeys through 25 countries in 2010 in our 4×4 truck that takes our family into some amazing situations where God is doing great things.
So far I’m pleasantly surprised by what I’ve found on the web sites of both Vintage Faith Church and Dan Kimball’s blog. LOL on the van pic! Thanks for passing along the links and Happy New Year!
dude…. John Crowder is in that area….
go tag in…. i’ll see if i have his number somewhere.
Am a fan of what God is doing through Kimball. Good stuff, and that would be the van for him!
I’m sorry I missed hearing you in Santa Cruz. I tried to listen to the message but my kids were acting wild (little boys).
Anyhow… myself and others have been praying for more of a great commission/global vision at our church. I sense the spirit stirring. I recently worked with a Perspectives course in our area and when I came to your article in the book I was so stunned– Dan Kimball’s name there in black and white in the text. I thought–if his name is in the book, he’s got to get behind the vision.
Remember us in your prayers… God is on the move~
Will do Beth. After speaking at Vintage, someone came up to me and asked if i was the same Andrew JOnes who wrote a chapter in Perspectives – yep, guilty! Glad to see so many involved. Peace.