But there was one among us who was obviously pulling for the Heat. Since the Heat won game 1 … Tim took a white shirt and put it on over his Heat jersey. He had written 1-0 with a big marker and then burned parts of the white shirt to indicate that the Heat had burned the Mavericks in game 1.
After last night’s Heat loss I figured Tim would be in need of a shirt this morning … so I made him one.
I convinced him to wear it today by telling him that I would wear a shirt that he brings on Monday … IF … the Heat win game 3 on Sunday. Now I have extra incentive to pull for the Mavs on Sunday night.
So many people may remember Joshua Harris as the guy that wrote the bestselling book, I Kissed Dating Goodbye. I have talked to people who are married because of that book and others who broke up because of that book. Regardless of your experience with that book … Joshua’s latest book is worth the read.
Last fall I read Dug Down Deep. I was captivated. The tag line is unearthing what I believe and why it matters. This book manages to communicate deeply profound truths about God and faith in a very engaging and relatable way. Joshua is now the pastor of Covenant Life Church in Maryland. No doubt that teaching thousands of people each week has helped him develop a knack for communicating so clearly.
After reading the book I pursued Joshua to see if he would work with us on a new youth Bible study series to teach similar content from his book. I was encouraged by his over-the-top enthusiasm to work with us and get this message to thousands of youth ministries across the country.
Last week we filmed Joshua’s teaching and it is phenomenal. Somehow he manages to deal with words like theology, atonement and sanctification in a way that students can understand and use.. It’s critical to help students build a solid foundation when they are young.
I am pumped to release the Dug Down Deep youth Bible study this August.
Last week we were in San Francisco to film teaching with Francis Chan for a new youth Bible study series. You can read more about our Surrender series and Francis’ comments on Osama Bin Laden here. We also just added Francis to our speaking line-up at the November RightNow Conference. More details soon.
Last spring Francis shocked a lot of people when he resigned from pastoring his church to pursue what God was laying on the heart of his family. Part of that plan was to engage more in what was happening in the church around the world. This past fall Francis spent months traveling with his family throughout several countries in Asia.
Now that he’s back in America we asked him what he learned on his travels …