This weekend I was back in North Carolina to spend some times with my friends at Vintage21. Vintage is a church in downtown Raleigh which is a church of seekers, followers and doubters who are learning to follow and worship Christ. You can read more about their vision here. Two of their pastors did my assessment interview with the Acts 29 network - they looked me over and examined my life and doctrine pretty thoroughly. The good thing was that they still liked me after that.
Anyway, I jumped in from the bull pen to preach for them this weekend while their lead pastor Tyler Jones was on vacation. I preached from 1 Corinthians 11, stopping right before the passage about head coverings. Actually, I just had 1 Corinthians 11:1 - you can listen to that here if you like and also read some questions for reflection.
I really enjoyed being with the Vintage community - their vision is to proclaim and live vintage Christian faith - the teaching of Scripture, the gospel of Jesus. loving God and our neighbors...into our 21st century context. Some of you may have heard of Vintage because of their Jesus videos. If you have not seen those they are some pretty good comedy poking a little fun at religion. The Jesus videos live here and even have their own MySpace page.
Many thanks to Nate, Matt and Tyler for their invitation and hospitality. Godspeed to your work in the triangle - for the glory of God and the good of your city...