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:

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kiki cherry
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tim sweatman
jason sampler
mark mansheim
adam feldman
scott freeman
wes kenny
alan cross
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bowden mcelroy
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nate goodwin
paul littleton
jeff richard young
J. A. Gillmartin
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micah fries
preachin jesus
morris chapman
tim sweetman
kevin lancaster
jeremy roberts
al mohler
ronnie floyd
david rogers
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greg pouncey
jason burns
howie luvzus
gary lamb
angela davis
neil elmore
jason shepherd
monday morning insight
wayne cordeiro
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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


Thursday, October 13, 2005

Communication: What's in your filter?

I am amazed at how communication breaks down. I make a living communicating. Sometimes it is in the written word, sometimes spoken word, sometimes with multimedia and music. I can even do the non-verbal. By the time I get home from work I've used all of my words but Cassandra still has 10,000 left to use. (HA!) Last night I was messing with Greg (storm) and made a post similar to Angelas (DIVA). She said she needed to ask him something when she got to the attik and for him to remind her. I was trying to be funny so I wrote on his tagboard that I had something important to tell him but I forgot it. I was trying to be funny with Greg and Angela. The funny thing is Greg called me to see what I needed to tell him. Sarcasm, anger, love, or any other emotion doesn't come through all of the time in written form. When we started the Bridge Church our first mailer had a top ten list of why people should come to our church. There were many reasons but the # 1 reason was "FREE STARBUCKS COFFEE." I had one lady call me and ask why God wasn't first, and I said it was a joke. Obviously, it wasn't a joke to her. Now, looking back on it, I'm sorry I offended her. I still would do it again, but I would be more sensitive to her feelings. Jason had even better ads but he can share about those on his blog. I couldn't do them justice! Ha!! (do you feel the humor?) I think we all have our own filters. This doesn't mean one's is better than another's. We see things through our own life experiences. Some are more sensitive than others. This is both good and bad. Some have no sensitivity. That can be good and bad also. All this got me to thinking that I need to be more sensitive to others feelings. I need to think about how they might look at what I am saying. I shouldn't try to hurt or make someone mad if I can prevent it. Just because I feel a certain way doesn't mean I have to take it out on others just so I can be seen as real! Of course when we are happy it is good to let that ooze out of us!

posted by Kevin Bussey at 10/13/2005 11:13:00 AM


Blogger Jason Burns said...

Dude! She would have lost her lunch over the stuff we mailed!

10/14/2005 06:40:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...

Ya! but the glove will go down in church planting lore....

10/15/2005 12:37:00 AM  
Blogger joe kennedy said...

rob bell: velvet elvis.

and nooma.

i'm sure you've heard of them. my friend clint asked me to get velvet elvis. he introduced me to nooma before the hurricane. you need to get them if you don't have'em already.

and when does soupie get back from louisiana? who's leading the college on mondays?

10/15/2005 01:26:00 AM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...

Dec. for Soup. I was going 2 start 2 weeks ago. prob. after fall fest on 31

10/15/2005 02:34:00 AM  

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