Another attack by Satan – fallen brother in ministry, hurt families and lesson for us

June 10, 2009

Today some sad news became public of a ministry leader, Gary Lamb, who stepped down from pastoring.  While I will leave the description to his blog, it’s important that we as men read, listen, and pray for him and all involved.  They need our prayers!

Additionally, I recommend reading these additional posts about this as they each provide perspective which I found really powerful:  Geoff Surratt and Ron Edmonds.  While these are written more towards pastors, I was really struck by how the points in each of these apply to all of us as men, leaders, fathers, friends and husbands.  It may be hard to understand God’s plan in this, but is seems reasonable to surmise that one goal is to provide a “teachable moment” for others.

It is my prayer in sharing this that each of us in our network would pray for those involved and grow individually.  Let us do our part to ensure that Satan’s attack is not ultimately successful.

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A few site updates

May 23, 2009

I have added a couple of new pages which summarize the various group times/locations and some of the books we have studied.  Hopefully this can help both other groups and anyone new to our site.  If you have any other ideas for content please comment and suggest.


Servolution – Coming to Church of the Redeemer

March 8, 2009

Our church is participating in the exciting Servolution movement led by Dino Rizzo’s team at Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge.  They have really championed serving ones local community through various acts of love – even simple acts like washing cars and bringing lunch to construction teams – and are pushing this momentum throughout the US and .

So this week our church (Church of the Redeemer) has sign-up forms in church and online – let’s all get involved and show some love for our community!

Here is link to Servolution site – http://www.servolution.org – I defnitely encourage you to checkout this site and read about the mission.

Here is link to information at Church of the Redeemer in Gaithersburg, MD – http://www.church-redeemer.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=62286

May we all serve others just as Jesus washed the feet of his disciples – selflessly!


Bible accuracy

February 16, 2009

Here are a couple posts from a guy I’ve been following for a while on the Bible.  He is apparently involved in ministry, perhaps as a youth pastor, and I really like most of his stuff.

These two posts should be helpful.  

http://kreitsauce.com/2009/02/07/literary-aspects-of-the-bible/

http://kreitsauce.com/2009/02/09/the-bible-lost-in-transmission/

There are two others so far.  Look for them on the right of whatever page you end up on.  

Hope they help!

John Andrew


Welcome to our new blog!

January 14, 2009

With 2009, let’s start with something new for our group – a blog!   This is for everyone to contribute and to help us communicate better.