Who Are Our Disciples?

A long time ago I had a conversation with a close friend and pastor. We were discussing discipleship. Since then, I have encounter a number of people of who have been frustrated with their discipleship. One in particular, a pastor, has expressed deep frustration that his flock does not desire to follow. Thinking about all[Continue Reading...]

Contract Pastoring

God might be calling me to become a contract-pastor. It is similar to a vocational-pastor, except I won’t receive an annual salary. I’ll be paid on a contract basis – one hour minimum – billed in fifteen minute increments after first hour. I charge .495$ for traveling more than 20 miles. Some services are offered[Continue Reading...]

OpenDNS: Protect Your Family Online (free)

Go to www.opendns.com and click Home Network

OpenDNS is a very simple DNS solution that anyone can use and I would recommend it to anyone. DNS stands for Domain Name Service. It is basically the service that makes the internet work the way that it does. If it was not for DNS, you’d have to remember 74.125.45.103 to get to Google’s Website[Continue Reading...]

A Modern Example

I recently had a wonderful conversation with one of my co-workers. She came into my office to give me something and noticed my digital picture frame displaying on my desk. Then I showed her a picture of my wife and we spent a few minutes looking on Facebook and MySpace to see if my wife[Continue Reading...]

Us vs. Jesus

Today is much different than 2000 years ago. Everything is different: culture, society, technology, science, politics, and more. All of these changes combined with time and the evolution of tradition have made us change the way we think about evangelism, the gospel, and even Christ. Today I would like to compile of list of how[Continue Reading...]

Maturity and Preaching

This post is part of a monthly synchroblog. The topic of this month’s synchroblog is “Maturity in the Light of our Faith”. There are at least three parts to preaching. The first part is the preparation for preaching, the second part is the act of preaching, and the third part is listening to preaching. In[Continue Reading...]

18 and Drinking…

Four Georgia college presidents have signed on to a national initiative to fight binge drinking by their students — by lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18. Launched in July 2008, the Amethyst Initiative is made up of chancellors and presidents of universities and colleges across the United States. These higher education leaders have[Continue Reading...]

Turn and face the strain…

ch-ch-ch-changes… I’ve updated my blog theme and made a few other changes. Like, my blog now resides at http://lewayotte.com/ instead of http://lewayotte.com/blog/. I’m going to make those big bubble things on the right side a tad smaller too… I think they take up too much room. Anyways, this new theme makes me like my blog[Continue Reading...]

Athens & Woody Update

ATHENS The past two weeks have been hectic for us. As many of you know we have been in the process of moving to Athens. Well, I was finally able to close on our house August 29th. My wife and I moved from Dublin to Athens August 30th after a horrible experience with UHaul (I[Continue Reading...]

Censorship

After moving to North Carolina I began working for a Christian institution, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Truth be told, I enjoyed this job a lot! Why? I wish I could say that there was a lack of politics (like you see in the nonChristian world), but that would not be true. I wish I could[Continue Reading...]

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