Weekend Update (1/25)

Lots of good stuff this time around.



Andy Stanley’s Pre-Inauguration Sermon / Very interesting behind-the-scenes look. What would you say if you were asked to preach at the pre-inauguration service?

The Main Reason People Leave a Church / “Members have ideas of what a local congregation should provide for them, and they leave because those provisions have not been met.” But what’s behind this? Thom Rainer takes a courageous stab at it.

By Name Initiative / I love this. It’s “a six-week commitment to pray every day for at least one person by name asking for God’s saving and renewing grace to break into their life.”


9 Ways to Go Broke in 2013 / Good advice from Dave Ramsey, with some unexpected twists. I’d add a 10th way…avoid this advice.

LUVing the Little Moments / Terrific story of how Southwest Airlines builds customer loyalty by paying attention to the little things.


People Are Awesome 2013 / Amazing to see what image-bearers of God can do.

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Luke Simmons

I was born and raised in Denver, CO and lived there through high school. Then I moved to Champaign, IL where I attended the University of Illinois and played on the Fighting Illini baseball team. I was married in December, 2001 to Molly, who I met at the U of I. In June of 2002, we moved to Phoenix and have been here ever since. In July of 2006, we welcomed a baby girl, Abby, into our family.

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