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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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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
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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, October 29, 2005

Picking our battles?

I have been a evangelical Christian since I was 5 years old. My dad was on staff with YFC/Campus Life for 30 + years and now with Campus Crusade's Military Ministry. I have been a member of a Southern Baptist Church for most of my life. I am even a North American Mission Board Missionary. Recent events make me embarrassed to be to be labeled either. In fact events since I was in seminary have made me want to hide. While at Southwestern the seminary trustees fired our President Russell Dilday. He is a fine man. He was 62 at the time and would retire soon but because they wanted to show their power. Tom Brokaw hosted a show on NBC last night about evangelical Christians. The show made us all look like we were right-wing Republican zealots! I am as conservative as they come but politics and government are not going to change the world. Only Jesus can! We can't legislate morality and no law is going to make this a Christian country. I am glad our President is a follower of Christ. But I don't think Jesus is a member of any political party. Then Joe Kennedy posted this article. Anyone who knows me knows how I feel about alcohol. You can put all of the alcohol I have ever had in a small cup. The only time I have ever drank alcohol is at an Episcopal church communion. I have never even tasted beer. I'm not being a prude, its just my Grandfather was an alcoholic and I don't want to end up like Jim on TAXI. Anyway, I don't believe drinking alcohol is a sin, BUT I do believe it is a bad testimony in today's society. Back when Jesus was on earth the worst think that could happen if you go drunk is you could fall off a camel. Today, you can kill someone if you drive drunk or fly drunk! Too many people in my opinion in the "emergent" movement think that they can flaunt their "freedom" in Christ by drinking alcohol. On the ooze I converse with people who put beer as their avatar. I don't think Jesus died for that. However, I can't believe that some SBC leaders decided not to hand out free water just because it came from Anheuser-Busch. Do you think Jesus really cares? Maybe Anheuser-Busch supplied the water to Jesus to change into wine. Maybe not. However, we need to choose our battles a little more carefully. Boycotting Disney? Please! It makes us look like we hate Mickey Mouse. I'm for being for stuff rather than against it! Jesus was pro people. He loved sinners and I am one! Lets pick our battles a little better in the future.

posted by Kevin Bussey at 10/29/2005 11:36:00 PM


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