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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mark mansheim
adam feldman
scott freeman
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paul littleton
jeff richard young
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howie luvzus
gary lamb
angela davis
neil elmore
jason shepherd
monday morning insight
wayne cordeiro
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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
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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


Friday, May 12, 2006

Book Review: Radical Reformission....

I told Adam Feldman (notice the Crimson color) that I would give him my impression of The Radical Reformission by Mark Driscoll. So here it is: Driscoll is a passionate guy. He is the pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, WA. I hate it when books that challenge my set in stone beliefs! Of course, sometimes the old pharisee comes out in me and it hurts to get rid of the huge tree sticking out of my eye. Driscoll challenged me to be more missional in my approach to evangelism. I have been going to coffee shops, weight rooms and elsewhere for years trying to connect with the unchurched. Being a chaplain for Marketplace Ministries has been the best way for me to be around the unchurched. I'll be honest the chapter on "the sin of not drinking lite beer" was a little much for this southern boy. He talked about the sin of abstinence and that is a little over the top for me. The best part for me was how believers have no unchurched friends. That is a shame! Jesus said not to be of the world but He did not want us out of the world. I also like the fact he was hard on liberal theology. Postmodern/emerging churches often get a bad rap. Driscoll points out their are liberal churches in all spectrums. We need to be relevant without selling out! The book was very insightful and I plan to read his newest book. We need more Reformission Christians! [Update] Jamie Wooten mentioned that I forgot to rate the book. New rating system out of a possible 5 hockey sticks. I give Radical Reformission 4.5

posted by Kevin Bussey at 5/12/2006 09:32:00 AM


Blogger Jamie Wootten said...


You rate your BBQ joints on the pig scale. What is your scale for books and what rating would you give this one?

Btw, maroon color looks much better than crimson!

5/12/2006 10:35:00 AM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...

I rate it a 4.5 out of 5. I added it to my must reads. I have a one chapter rule on books. If it doesn't capture my attention after one chapter I dump it. There are too many good books to read and so little time!

5/12/2006 10:39:00 AM  
Blogger joe kennedy said...

i prefer the orange on the cover of his book.

5/12/2006 01:24:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...


I'm sure you would!

5/12/2006 01:25:00 PM  
Blogger Cliff4JC said...


I am from the Charlotte area and recently moved out of state. What church you at there?


5/12/2006 03:24:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...


I'm @ Durham Memorial in NW Charlotte. This side of town is about to bust. The NW section ofI-485 opens in August!

5/12/2006 03:28:00 PM  
Blogger art rogers said...

I'll never catch up with my reading if people don't quit posting book reviews like this!

5/12/2006 03:31:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...

lol Art!

I know what you are saying!

5/12/2006 03:34:00 PM  
Blogger adam said...

kevin~ rooooll tide! i can't wait until football season. holy crap!

anyway, i really dug the chapter on beer. i didn't "hear" him say that abstinence was a sin. he was making the point about syncretism and sectarianism. the sectarianism was the sin; legalistic abstinence being the symptom. ultimately, i think he's for abstaining if and for the right reasons, such as a history of drunkenness, willingness to set aside your freedom for the sake of others, etc.

did i mention "roooooll tide!?" (we all know that you get orange when you leave red paint out in the sun too long... it's just a sad shadow of crimson. that's all it is. muhahaha!)

5/12/2006 06:55:00 PM  
Blogger Micah said...

first-in response to adam-I've got to say "Go Gators!"

Kevin, I would really recommend that you read Driscoll's new book, Confessions of a Refomission Rev. - in it he actually apologizes somewhat for his attitude towards those that don't drink which I thought was pretty mature for him. I think he realizes that, although our attitude about alcohol has been far too non-biblical for far too long, that doens't necessitate that everyone drinks like he does.

I loved the book as well, though! 4.5 out of 5 is right on!

5/12/2006 09:02:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...


Roll Tide! Actually Mark did say that. It may have been sarcasim. I loved the book though.


I'm planning to read it too. Thanks for the recommendation.

5/13/2006 10:30:00 AM  

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