about me

Kevin Bussey (aka k-dawg)
Lead Pastor
Charlotte, NC, USA

Samford University: B.S. Public Administration, 1985
University of Alabama at Birmingham: M.A. Education, 1988

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: MDivBL, 1995

Married to:
Cassandra (6-25-88)


quote of the week

"Pastor I don't like your plans" Bisagno, "what are your plans." man, "I don't have any." Bisagno, "I like my plans better than yours." .

Dr. John R. Bisagno:

blogs i read

marty duren
joe kennedy
art rogers
stuart delony
wade burleson
kiki cherry
david phillips
dorcas hawker
arkansas rasorbaptist
cb scott
ben cole
tim sweatman
jason sampler
mark mansheim
adam feldman
scott freeman
wes kenny
alan cross
john stickley
bowden mcelroy
c w
jamie wootten
nate goodwin
paul littleton
jeff richard young
J. A. Gillmartin
villa rica
phillips lynn
micah fries
preachin jesus
morris chapman
tim sweetman
kevin lancaster
jeremy roberts
al mohler
ronnie floyd
david rogers
sbc bloggers
greg pouncey
jason burns
howie luvzus
gary lamb
angela davis
neil elmore
jason shepherd
monday morning insight
wayne cordeiro
Southern Baptist Blog Aggregator

favorite links

my parents ministry
starbucks gossip
the ooze
willowcreek association
purpose driven
northpoint community church
springs church
albert pujols
shaun alexander
john maxwell
element 2
dale jarrett
bama magazine
bible gateway
biblical studies foundation

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listening [to]

building 429: rise

chris tomlin: live from austin music hall

various: music inspired by the chronicles of narnia

fusebox: once again

passion: How Great Is Our God

storyside:b : everything and more

delirious?: the mission bell

hillsong united: look to you


Saturday, February 26, 2005

Compassion, Mercy and other stuff

Mercy and compassion are not my spiritual gifts. I probably rank --10 on a scale from 1-10. But I have come to the realization that Jesus had all of the spiritual gifts and eventhough I may not have one, I need to act on it anyway. I have been discussing some deep subjects with some people recently (no one in Mobile). These issues are deep and the people involved in the sins no they are wrong but just can't seem to break the bondage. As I discussed it with them further they said they don't need more quotes of scripture-what they need is love, respect, empathy and prayer. The more I listened to their pain I realized how true that is. As a pastor I will always speak the truth but I must understand that there are people struggling with sin and they don't always need more preaching-just love. My love and especially God's love. I Corinthians 13

posted by Kevin Bussey at 2/26/2005 11:16:00 PM

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Sunday, February 20, 2005

Life as a struggle

The past few years I have struggled with where I fit in when it comes to church. I get tired of programs just to have something to do. I've been part of the "slick" ministry that tried to woo people. I've been part of the "evangelistic" method of "winning" people to Christ. I have been part of the church that was selfish (I'm part of the problem, too). Now I have found a home sort of in the "postmodern" or "emergent" church. But even there I don't seem to belong. Some of the "emergent" church people are so non-program driven and overly "grace"oriented they flaunt their "freedom in Christ." Did Christ die for our sins so that we can drink a "Guinness"? I think not! Now, if a person wants to drink a beer or anything else, yes they have the freedom to do so. But, what I see on the OOZE and other postmodern sites is "arrogance" and flaunting freedoms to do whatever they want. I think that Jesus' death cost a lot more than me or anyone else getting to live our hedonistic dreams. Call me a prude, but I can't help but think about how much it cost Jesus to die. My freedoms are way down the list. Luke 9:23

posted by Kevin Bussey at 2/20/2005 04:55:00 PM

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Thursday, February 17, 2005


I just finished reading, Erwin McManus book, THE BARBARIAN WAY. To say I enjoyed it would be tough. It was a thought provoking book. The premise is we have "westernized" Christianity here in the US. I have to admit, it was convicting. As much as I have problems with today's church, I never realized how my own wants are really just that, wants. I agree with McManus that we need to go back to the purity of Christianity. Instead of being flashy and slick, lets just let it all hang out.

posted by Kevin Bussey at 2/17/2005 11:29:00 PM

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Thursday, February 03, 2005

Winning with People

I am reading a book by John Maxwell by this name, WINNING WITH PEOPLE. Over the last couple of years I have seen how important this is. PLEASE DON'T READ INTO THIS any friend who is reading this. Recently, I have seen how broken relationships have hurt other people. People getting their feelings hurt by verbal and written words. In my lifetime I have discovered that relationships matter. Our relationship with God and with others. Gayle Sayers, a NFL Hall of Famer wrote a book called I AM THIRD. In it he said he based his life on putting God 1st, family 2nd and him 3rd. What a great way to live. I might put the # back even further like I am 10th as I have grown in my faith. PEOPLE MATTER! They especially matter to God and they should matter to me. Unfortunately in Christian life we want to get another notch on our belt by "getting someone saved" or "winning them to Christ." It sounds like a used car salesman. "Who did you get today?" I want to build relationships with people because I care about them. When I share my faith it is not to get my "quota" but because I truly care about their soul. Just what God is teaching me.
Mark 10:45

posted by Kevin Bussey at 2/03/2005 11:47:00 AM

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article in local paper
i am recovering pharisee
origin of k-dawg

Reading Now

The Cure for the Common Life
by Max Lucado

Recent Reads

The Creative Leader: Unleashing the Power of Your Creative Potential
by Ed Young Jr.

Your Spritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow
by C. Peter Wagner

Why Men Hate Going to Church
by David Murrow

Advanced Strategic Planning: A New Model for Church and Ministry Leaders
by Aubrey Malphurs

must reads

The Next Generation Leader: Five Essentials for Those Who Will Shape the Future
by Andy Stanley

Choosing to Cheat : Who Wins When Family and Work Collide?
by Andy Stanley

The Best Question Ever
by Andy Stanley

Radical Reformission, The: Reaching Out without Selling Out
by Mark Driscoll

A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey
by Brian McLaren

The Story We Find Ourselves In: Further Adventures of a New Kind of Christian by Brian McLaren

Too Busy Not to Pray: Slowing Down to Be With God
by Bill Hybels

A Passionate Church
by Mike Breen and Walt Kallenstad

A Passionate Life
by Mike Breen and Walt Kallenstad

Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
by Donald Miller

Searching for God Knows What
by Donald Miller

Spiritual Leadership: Moving People to God's Agenda
by Henry Blackaby, Richard Blackaby

previous posts

My site has moved....
SBC acquires rights to Gordy Gecko!
Church of Scientology to sponsor a NASCAR Team
The Problem with labels.....
How many of the Ten Commandments can you name?
Tomrrow is 666!
Church apologises to neighbours
New Product
Al Gore, Preacher Man?
Soldier's dad to sue Westboro Baptist Church


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