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A Feast for All Saints Dallas

This Sunday, August 28th, is our Fall Kickoff Sunday. It is a time of expectation, celebration, and feasting. As people return from vacation and began the start of school, this would be a great Sunday for you to invite family, friends, neighbors, seekers, etc. because we have a lot planned for celebration and feasting. At All Saints Dallas we get so excited about these kinds of Sundays that feed into our values of hospitality...Read More

A Prayer Before Studying

The single hardest course I had in college was a two-semester long class called History of Philosophy. The mainstay of the class was writing outlines. What Aristotle or Hume spent tens of thousands of words articulating very precisely we had to beat and butcher into 800 words. It was the single best and hardest academic discipline I’ve every put myself through...Read More

Listen and Learn

I was listening to a podcast on leadership by Andy Stanley. He was interviewing Glen Jackson, the head of a large advertising agency located in Atlanta, Georgia. He was talking about the seven pillars of preeminence. One of the pillars is “relational.” He tells his employees not to use the word “networking” as that implies, for him, a sense of using other people ...Read More

Provoking A Crisis

Jesus shocked his disciples when he declared that he would cast fire and cause division rather than peace upon the earth. But, isn’t he the “Prince of Peace?” Or is he the “Prince of Division?” Jesus regarded the coming of the kingdom of God as a time of judgment. His word of judgment was meant to help people take seriously the consequences...Read More

August Reboot

In our culture, we associate New Years resolutions with January 1, but during child raising season, August is our “new year”. After 25 years as a principal and teacher I have a few suggestions to help the new school year go well...Read More

Blessings Within Our Community

It's a regular Sunday morning, no special services, and our volunteer teams start arriving by 8:20 to pray for the services, set the altar, greet people, and confirm that the technical crew, ushers, and readers are ready. The staff has already arrived to set up music, nursery, coffee, scripture, announcements, final sermon notes...Read More

Late, Irritated, and Demolition Gone Wrong

I was late. I hate being late. So I was irritated and going to be late for staff meeting. So I took a shortcut to avoid traffic, the light was green: excellent. Then I heard a bump. I had just driven past a demolition site and a brick had hit the car. I parked got out to inspect the damage; no dent but a significant amount of paint was gone...Read More

Back to School Again

School will begin at Sam Houston Elementary very soon with teachers returning August 15 and students August 22. Many of these children will arrive without adequate supplies and will need replacement supplies during the 2016-17 school year. Traditionally, All Saints members generously contribute these items at the start of the school year...Read More