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)

Children:
Jacob
Hope

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

dmbc
my parents ministry
starbucks
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



 

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Integrity....

Dictionary.com says
Integrity is: Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code.
It is unfortunate that we see this less and less in the US and even in the church. The internet has changed the world we live in-for better or worse. It is great for research and quick communication. It is dangerous for pornography and mis-information. When I was living in Mobile, AL, there were people who started trouble by using the internet. They got phoney e-mail addresses and sent out e-mails about various leaders. This all happened before I got there. It was unfair to the leaders because the e-mails were not signed by the people who wrote them. There was no way the leadership could respond. There may have been truth to the e-mails, but those who sent the e-mails showed no integrity because they hid behind anonymous e-mails or fake e-mail addresses. Now in SBC life people are posting anonymous posts on various blogs. I can understand for security reasons why some missionaries need to remain anonymous. But recently on several sites some posts were made by anonymous people that made serious accusations about leaders in our denomination. I believe that is wrong. If a person has proof of impropriety by any leader it needs to be exposed to bring the person back into fellowship with God and the "church" or "denomination." What appears to me is that some anonymous people have an axe to grind. I ask, no I plead for the sake of Christian Love that we show some integrity and speak the truth in love. Trashing a person's character does nothing but hurt the "church" (universal). There is a difference in having a disagreement with an individual and trashing their character. Art Rogers has a great post on this here. So does Joe Kennedy here. Ben Cole had the integrity to sign his name to a letter he sent to his church about the IMB policies. Then he was blasted. I agree with what he said but more importantly, he signed his name. On Monday Morning Insight, they give Blog Maturity & Etiquette 101. 1. Each blog you visit is the internet "home" of someone. 2. Any attack on a blog is a public attack. 3. It takes time to type so people will judge you a little tougher. 4. A sign of maturity is the ability to delay gratification. 5. Look up the term Ad Hominem.I'll do the work for you: [link]The jest of an Ad hominem is that it's an attack on the person rather than the argument. 6. You can be both true and Wrong at the same time! I think we as SBC bloggers can learn a lesson here!

posted by Kevin Bussey at 3/15/2006 11:07:00 AM

1 Comments:

Blogger joe kennedy said...

yeah we can. i liked that post. good lists- both of them.

3/15/2006 07:05:00 PM  

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article in local paper
i am recovering pharisee
origin of k-dawg


Reading Now

The Cure for the Common Life
by Max Lucado



Recent Reads

The Creative Leader: Unleashing the Power of Your Creative Potential
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by C. Peter Wagner



Why Men Hate Going to Church
by David Murrow


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


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