The Warehouse – A New Harris Creek Worship Project

Hey Church Family, I know this blog finds you in an extremely busy (and sometimes stressful) Christmas season, where you have countless responsibilities and obligations, as you try to get EVERYTHING done that there is to do before celebrating Christmas. I’m no different – even finding time to write this blog has been challenging! Even through all the busyness, I wanted to let all of you know what we’ve been ...

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The Chewbacca Lady & Social Media

You’ve all seen it by now, and are probably over it, I know. However, the Happy Chewbacca lady, Candace Payne (who happened to go to my alma mater, Ouachita, NBD), hit on something with her viral post recently that I’ve been thinking about for a while now. I’ll pose it as a question. Shouldn’t Christians be the most fun people to follow on social media? It seems that Christ-followers, who SHOULD be the ...

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We Can All Give Something!

Hey Harris Creek family! As we are smack dab in the middle of the “Our Turn” campaign, I wanted to blog about the most controversial, most questioned, most important, most talked about piece of this generosity initiative — the commitment card. Okay, so maybe it’s not really any of those things. HOWEVER, it is through the commitment card on the all-important Commitment Sunday (November 22) that we will truly know if ...

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Sticks and Stones

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Not true, kid. Words matter. If you need proof, just have children. On the heels of having our second son three weeks ago (shameless plug, here’s a picture of Reeves)  I am even more aware of the importance of what I say and how I say it. My two year old just recently told me “Thanks, man!” when I ...

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Lent Day 13 Reflection

“They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom, and tell of Your power, to make known to all people Your mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of Your kingdom.” Psalm 145:11-12 I vividly remember the many years of basketball I played growing up, from playing in my driveway, to peewee basketball, to junior high, and finally high school (yes, sadly, my b-ball career ended there). It may [not] surprise most ...

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He Has Called Us Higher

I recently saw this image posted on my Facebook news feed. I seem to recall seeing lots of similar posts—things to the effect of: “Just hoping to make it through this Monday,” or, “Can’t wait until Friday.”Are we really that unhappy with what we are doing? Is life really that hard?Is our unsatisfactory life due to a bad work environment or tough class schedule, or is it a deeper problem? ...

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Top 10 List

I know many of you are going to be severely disappointed—the Worship and Arts Pastor is going to post something that’s not “Worship and Arts Pastory”. Shocker right? Well, turns out I was inspired by our recent parenting conference at Harris Creek. I learned some great stuff on raising our son to love Jesus. For those of you that don’t know our son, Shep, here’s a picture of us a couple of ...

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Baptists and Expression in Worship

First of all, let’s all be honest. At Harris Creek, we do a lot of things that aren’t typical for Baptists to do. We incorporate a lot of elements from different traditions outside of a typical Baptist liturgy, all while trying to be as ecumenical and orthodox as possible. However, when it comes to expression in worship—specifically hand raising or physical expression, we are as BAPTIST as they come. Occasionally, ...

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Junk Drawer

Paige and I recently moved houses. Firstly, let me say that moving is awesome…and by awesome I mean terrible. I could never be a nomad. As we were moving I noticed something. You know those drawers in your house (most likely in the kitchen) that collect random stuff? You know, where you keep pens that don’t work (throw ‘em away people), matches, scissors, receipts, last year’s stocking stuffers, etc. Well, ...

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Lights and Fanfare

Lights and Fanfare

Almost our entire staff went recently to a conference called Catalyst in Dallas.  The conference was very well done, and was highly “produced.”  They paid attention to every detail, including a ton of audio/visual stuff.  As I worshiped there at catalyst (I have to admit, often times I was observing more than worshiping—so is the curse of a worship leader) I began ...

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