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2009 Ambition Audio (Acts 29 Bootcamp)

November 28, 2009

The Acts 29 Bootcamp with the theme of Ambition held at Sojourn in Louisville was, in the opinion of many, the best bootcamp they have ever had.  The line-up was top notch, and the messages were excellent (including the breakout sessions).  I encourage you to download these messages and give them a listen, especially if you an aspiring church planting or seeking to have greater missional DNA in your church.

The Gospel & Ambition – Dave Harvey
Discipleship & Ambition – Bob Thune
Leadership & Ambition – Darrin Patrick
The Church & Ambition – Steve Timmis

Decoding your City & Ambition – Kevin Cawley
Church Planting & Ambition – Ed Stetzer
Speaking Past Demons: Christian Preaching as Expository Exorcism – Dr. Russell Moore
Ministry for the Long Haul & Ambition – Matt Chandler

Total Church – Day 1
– Steve Timmis
Total Church – Day 2 – Steve Timmis
Worship that is Missional, Contextual, and Gospel-Centered – Tim Smith
How Theology Can Kill Your Church – Joe Thorn
Pastor as the Resident Theologian – Daniel Montgomery
Church History – Greg Allison and Reid Monaghan
Revival: When God Comes to Church – Ray Ortlund, Jr.

POTW :: dandunk

March 29, 2008

View in Flickr (see it LARGE)

View in Flickr (see it LARGE)

View in Flickr (see it LARGE)

As I mentioned last week, I along with my bride and boy, enjoyed Easter services at Sojourn here in Louisville, celebrating in the occasion of Dan Canales’ baptism. I have been meaning to visit Sojourn for a long time, and I was excited to finally have the opportunity of worshiping Jesus there. I was really encouraged to see how Sojourn handles the ordinances of baptism and Lord’s Supper (they partake of the Lord’s Supper every Sunday). Before each baptism, their community group leader reads their testimony on stage. All the testimonies are provided in a nice pamphlet in the bulletin (here’s the cover). After that, the church affirms their testimony and confession of faith, and they are baptized.

On a lighter note, does anyone else think that Dan looks like he is driving a boxcar in the middle photo (go speedracer!)?

On the photographer side of things, I quickly realized that I was needing to shoot in high ISO mode (3200 ISO) because it was so dark (plus with the stage light being a strong back light, I was concerned about Dan being silhouetted and miss capturing this moment for him. The bad part is that such high ISO’s produce lots of noise (grain), especially when you are shooting a worn out 20D like mine. I figured, instead of trying to get rid of it to use it to create a better feel for the images. Anyway, you can see about a dozen of them in this set which I created on Flickr.

In other photography news, you have noticed on my sidebar some portraiture. My friend Lindsay (not Lindsey) Swartz (not Schwartz) asked me to snap a few photos for her upcoming graduation here at Southern. So we walked around downtown Louisville a bit as well as the waterfront park to take some pictures. It has been a long time since I have taken portraits, and I think the first time doing a session like this. However, I am pleased with how they are turning out. To view the images, you can go to this set on Flickr or watch them in a slideshow. I will be uploading some more as I complete the post-production of the images.

So I got my bike last week too. Really fun. Really painful. I marked a couple of short 3-5 mile rides for beginners like me, and man the wind was brutal. I rode in the rain a couple of days ago and didn’t realize how much the tires kick up water and mud on your rear end. Lessons learned. My goal is to be able to ride 10 miles (in an hour) before leaving Louisville, and a far-fetched goal is to do a Sprint Triathlon (I know, yeah right) by the end of October of this year. I have gone ahead and marked the races in Florida for 2008 on a Google Map which, if you are interested, you can find here (they are various kinds of multi-sport races, such as duathlons, triathlons, aquabike, etc.).

Lastly, I can’t help but post a pic or two of my little boy Nolan. Here’s a couple from Easter Sunday morning. 🙂