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
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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


Tuesday, January 03, 2006

For or against?

Remember the notes in school, "if you like me check yes if not check no?" It seems that we try to make things in black and white. I use to be the poster child for "black and white" view-points. I never saw grey. I sure never saw things the way other people did. Then I noticed something. I always seemed to be at odds with someone. I didn't like that. I decided a few years ago that I was going to stop being against things and start being for things and people! I decided I was going to be positive instead of negative. I was going to see things half full rather than half empty. It changed my life. I am able to see things from a different perspective. There is a major controversy brewing in the SBC. The IMB trustees are trying to change the rules for missionaries. You can read the contovery for yourself at Marty Duren's blog or Wade Burleson's. It seems that some leaders in the SBC have to have something to be against! Why can't we be for something for a change. Instead of boycotting Disney, let's minister to Disney. Instead of calling people who have abortions - murderer's lets love them and show them the mercy and grace of God. Instead of hating people whose lifestyles are different than ours, lets love them into the church and let God change their habits and lifestyles. Lets be "FOR" rather than against! Jesus was pro-people and for rather than against. He was for Peter. He was for the woman caught in adultery. He was for the woman at the well. He was for the theif on the cross. He was for you and for me. He doesn't accept sin and neither should we. But He accepts us just the way we are and when we accept Him and grow in our relationship with Him our lives change. Imagine the difference we could make in the world if "seekers" saw Christians being for rather than against!

posted by Kevin Bussey at 1/03/2006 10:59:00 PM


Blogger Bill said...

Preach it brother!!

1/04/2006 02:43:00 PM  

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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
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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
by Aubrey Malphurs

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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?
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

What is an ugly win?
Political Correctness in Church? Ughh!!!!!!!!!!!
My Resolutions for 2006..............
Reflections of 2005............
When you don't know better.........
How God uses pain.............
I hope I never have to..............
Evangelicals and the Media.........
Goodbye MNF...........
Love vs. Being Right: Who wins?

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