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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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
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bowden mcelroy
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jamie wootten
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
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


Monday, January 16, 2006

Why is everybody yelling?

Turn on the average church service on TV or radio and I would dare say most of the messages (if you want to call them that) are filled with yelling and screaming! Why? I really don't undstand what people are trying to accomplish. If we as followers of Christ and ministers are sharing "THE GOOD NEWS" then why the loud volume? Why the anger? If it is truly the GOOD NEWS, why are people so angry? This is a conviction that has come out of my own life. When I surrendered to the call of becoming a pastor, my pastor asked me to preach for him occasionally on Wednesday nights. People enjoyed hearing me and I felt God was using me. But my last chance to speak there before I went to Seminary, I thought I had "THE MESSAGE"-- I was going to let them have it! I had a cute opening that I stole from Rush Limbaugh and I was going to make every flame throwing preacher proud. Following my sermon, I felt empty. I lost the people. I could see it in their faces. I came across angry. Not at them but the way my message came across, IT WAS NOT GOOD NEWS! I vowed from that day on that I would allow the Holy Spirit and the Bible convict, not my actions or the volume of my voice. When I study the Bible, especially the New Testament, I don't see Jesus yelling. The only people he got angry with were the religious people who didn't live for God. He got angry with the hypocrites. When Jesus talked to Zacheus, the woman at the well, the woman caught in adultery and the thief on the cross--He had compassion. So why are we yelling? If we have good news shouldn't we be happy?

posted by Kevin Bussey at 1/16/2006 09:13:00 AM


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