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Totally Byassee’d December 2013

by Jason Byassee A friend of mine first visited our church when his family moved here. He was terribly put off. No one spoke to him, he didn’t know where to take his kids, the building was confusing, parking was … Continue reading

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Totally Byassee’d November 2013

by Jason Byassee What are some things you count? We count what matters to us—or to avoid something we don’t care for. My grandfather apparently knew how many panels there were in the ceiling of his Baptist church. Not a … Continue reading

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Totally Byassee’d October 2013

One of the treasures of Boone is King Street. I love walking downtown, eating well, people-watching, seeing our folks who do business down there, hearing the music—even if hula hoops and drum circles are a bridge too far. Our downtown … Continue reading

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Totally Byassee’d September 2013

by Jason Byassee One day last week I arrived at church to find it jammed to the gills with children. Hundreds of K-8 students from Hardin Park School had taken refuge in our church. There was a bomb threat in … Continue reading

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Totally Byassee’d August 2013

by Jason Byassee I have been pleased how much the visioning group has learned about our congregation during the last six months. You will hear a lot more about our mission, values, strategy, and measurables over the next months. Two … Continue reading

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Totally Byassee’d July 2013

by Jason Byassee One of the longtime values of our congregation is our deep responsiveness. When we see a need we move to meet it. We don’t make “the way things have always been” into an idol. We know we … Continue reading

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Totally Byassee’d June 2013

by Jason Byassee Friends, I’d like to turn my space in “Totally Byassee’d” over to my friend and colleague Lindsey Long, our pastor at Blackburn’s Chapel. Lindsey is a Duke Divinity grad and also a longtime friend of my family—she … Continue reading

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Totally Byassee’d May 2013

by Jason Byassee One of the great longings at our church is how we can help the poor in our area. We live in a place of greater than average wealth and greater than average poverty. Many of us here … Continue reading

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Totally Byassee’d April 2013 – Missions Celebration

by Jason Byassee One of the great strengths and great tensions in our wonderful church is that many groups think their thing is the church’s only important thing. I love this! The folks who run the Bazaar, our Sunday School … Continue reading

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Totally Byassee’d April 2013

by Jason Byassee Our lives are run by a series of different schedules. These are sometimes conflicting. As a parent, the school year runs my family’s life: when is spring break? How long is summer vacation? These questions determine our … Continue reading

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