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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." .

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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



 

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Papa Don't Preach........

I don't know if I should laugh or be offended. A group of improvisational actors from my home town of Kansas City decided to go to the Crossroads district in downtown Kansas City and stand on the street corner in the bar districts and scream and yell at passers-by about why they have lost their salvation. Improv-Abilities is a professional comedy troupe based in Kansas City. Read about their experience here. What is sad to me is this is what non-believers think of Christians. We have to do a better job of sharing who Jesus really is. My prayer is that we can show the world that Jesus is someone who can really make a difference in their life today and in eternity.

posted by Kevin Bussey at 5/11/2006 06:32:00 PM

5 Comments:

Blogger joe kennedy said...

that's sad. not for them. for us.

5/12/2006 01:34:00 AM  
Blogger Mildweed said...

Um, apparently you didn't read our whole write-up.
More than half of us who pulled off this stunt actually are Christian.
Those of us who are, we're just sick of street evangelists telling us we're going to hell without stopping to find out our story. Indiscriminantly condemning everybody... not cool.
But yeah, there were non-Christians among our group too. They also don't appreciate the assuming nature of street evangelists.

5/12/2006 06:58:00 AM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...

Mildweed,

Thanks for dropping by. I wasn't criticizing your group. I'm saying believers need to do a better job reaching our society than the parody you guys were doing. Sarcasim doesn't always come through.

I hate the tactics that you guys were doing too! Stop by again!

5/12/2006 09:06:00 AM  
Blogger Nate Goodwin said...

I had an interesting opportunity my freshman year in college and I wish I had the opportunity more often. In Athens, GA (Home of the UGA Buldogs), there are street preachers who go into the area with most of the popular bars and street preach at college students and bar hoppers. I watched them time after time scream in people's faces and it literally broke my heart. I even had some of them tell some friends I was with that they could not be Christians because they did not speak in toungs.

I did two things in response that I found fairly effective.

1. When I saw them coming I got out my Bible. When they got to me I struck up a converstation to them and would take them to appropriate passages of God's Word and ask them to explain them to me. I did not see those guys I used this with attack people like they had after our talk.

2. I would try to catch some people who have just been berated and strike up a conversation. I would then talk to them about the difference between what they just experienced and Jesus. I don't know how well this worked, but at least they heard about Jesus' loving sacrafice to which we should respond in repentance and belief rather than just Hell, Fire, and Brimstone.

What is heart breaking is that one even has to come up with a strategy to deal with guys like this in such a harvest field of souls.

5/12/2006 09:14:00 AM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...

Mildweed,

What I meant is I don't like the methods you were potraiting. I thought what you did was amusing.

Nate,

That is sad.

5/12/2006 09:17:00 AM  

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