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


Thursday, November 03, 2005

How to blow your testimony with one mistake!

Most people who know me know that I love sports. I especially love college and pro football. I love pulling for Bama but I also pull for athletes who are followers of Christ. John Schmoltz and Julio Franco of the Braves are both outspoken Christ followers. Shaun Alexander, former Tide running back and now tearing up the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks is an awesome follower of Christ. I was pumped to see the testimony of Albert Pujols he is an awesome Christ follower. But one mistake can ruin your influence for Christ. A few years ago the Atlanta Falcons were in the Super Bowl. The day before Athletes in Action had a breakfast where they gave out the man of the year award to Eugene Robinson of the Falcons. He was outspoken in his faith. Then that night he was pulled over in Miami for solicitating a prostitute! His testimony was mocked all across the nation but especially in Atlanta. One sports talk show host said he won the Athletes Looking for Action award. How sad! Jeff Gordon was a rising NASCAR star when I saw him give his testimony at a Promise Keepers conference at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Then a few years later he is caught having sex by his wife with a Playboy Playmate! His testimony is shot! Today I saw that Jim Harbaugh formerly of the Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts and now head coach of the University of San Diego who has been an outspoken Christian was arrested for a DUI. If we are going to have an influence on the world for Christ, we have to watch every move we make. We will all make mistakes and sin, but if were are going to be public with our faith, we must realize there is a responsibility that comes with that platform. This is why I am less and less willing to point out Christian celebrities because too often they let us down. I will let people down too! We shouldn't look up to anyone but Jesus.

posted by Kevin Bussey at 11/03/2005 01:22:00 PM


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The Cure for the Common Life
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The Creative Leader: Unleashing the Power of Your Creative Potential
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Your Spritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow
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Why Men Hate Going to Church
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Advanced Strategic Planning: A New Model for Church and Ministry Leaders
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The Next Generation Leader: Five Essentials for Those Who Will Shape the Future
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Choosing to Cheat : Who Wins When Family and Work Collide?
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The Best Question Ever
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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

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Leaving the ministry?
Word to all my peeps!
Life is short
Picking our battles?
Criticism, agendas & stuff....

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