Tag Archives: NBA

What The Church Can Learn From Basketball Officials

From preschool to the NBA Playoffs — from high school to March Madness — basketball officials could serve as great examples of an alternative way for pastors to conduct church services. Rather than being the center of attention and running … Continue reading

Posted in alternative church, Berry Street, Berry Street Worship Center, Christianity, church format, church meetings, church program, church roles, church services, church structure, clergy, creativity, high school basketball, innovation, Nashville adventure, Nashville events, Nashville projects, officials, organic church, participatory church, pastor, simple church, spiritual growth, spiritual innovation, spiritual leaders, spiritual life, sporting event, sports, The Salvation Army | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Ideas to Tone Down the NBA, the NFL, and the Olympics

What if they made a new rule to tone down the Sochi Olympics by requiring all Olympic athletes to have one arm tied behind their back during competition?  Would you be okay with that? What if, in order to reduce … Continue reading

Posted in 21st Century, Acts, American church, basketball, Berry Street, Berry Street Worship Center, bold statements, burning heart, Christian community, Christianity, church history, church roles, church structure, current events, early church, East Nashville, England, faith-based, football, heart-felt love, house church, I Corinthians 14:26, Jesus, Jesus Christ, kingdom of God, lifestyles, London, Music City, mysticism, Nashville, non-church, non-church movement, non-traditional church, Olympics, open church, order of worship, participatory church, persecution, popular culture, post-Christianity, powerless, reality TV, relational church, religion, religious ceremonies, repentance, revelation, simple church, Spirit-led, spiritual, spiritual formation, sporting event, sports, television, the way we do church, true Christian life, TV, TV network, UK, Uncategorized, Western religion, Western world, What is church? | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Famous Harvard Grad Loves Jesus (Is This Linsanity?)

A famous Harvard graduate, Jeremy Lin, is openly talking about his deep faith in and commitment to Jesus Christ.  Lin is an overnight sensation, coming from an unknown point guard for the New York Knicks to suddenly becoming the biggest … Continue reading

Posted in alternative lifestyle, American, Asian American, basketball, bracelet, challenges, China, Chinese, Christ, Christian history, Christianity, church, church history, courage, evidence for God, Harvard, hearing God, hearing Jesus, In Jesus' Name I Play, Jeremy Lin, Jesus, Jesus Christ, joy, life, lifestyles, Linsanity, miracles, multi-racial, NBA, New York Knicks, Oh my God, Point guard, popular culture, praise and worship, public speaking, Quotations, quote, Quotes, race, religion, spiritual, spiritual formation, Taiwan Tebow, tebow, tebowing, television, Tim Tebow, TV, Uncategorized, voice of God, wake-up call | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments