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The Church // Promo 1

A very, very talented man, DJ Essence (@Lampmode), has made a video in promotion of a new album called “The Church: Called and Collected” which comes out June 8, 2010. I’m always impressed & am enriched with the dedication these brothers have to the moving forward of the gospel.

Please visit Lampmode’s website at

What makes a healthy church? What ways do Christians evaluate their local church? What is the purpose of the local church in the context of redemptive history?

The Church: Called and Collected is a compilation album of like-minded brothers attempting to answer those questions. Join Lamp Mode Recordings and 9 Marks, as they bring together the hottest in Christian hip-hop, bringing an album centered around the manifold wisdom of God: The Church.


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Trip Lee
Stephen the Levite
and more…

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Posted by on May 6, 2010 in Articles


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Why We Named Our Son Titus?

One of the first question Rebecca and I are asked when they meet our son is, “Why did you name him Titus?” I thought I would answer this question through this post.

From the ESV Study Bible –

The theme of Titus is the inseparable link between faith and practice, belief and behavior. This truth is the basis for its critique of false teaching as well as its instruction in Christian living and qualifications for church leaders.

While in Crete, Paul established churches through the entire region and left Titus as one of the leaders of the church.

  • Paul encourages Titus to stand up for sound doctrine
  • Paul explains to Titus that false teaching makes was for ungodliness
  • Paul gives Titus a description of a healthy church: proper leadership, proper handling of error, proper Christian living, & the gospel as the source of godliness

Here is a great song that was written by Trip Lee called “Sound (Titus)” going through the Book of Titus. We desire our son to be  a banner of truth to a fallen & corrupt world. Man is sinful and God is good. We pray that God would use our little boy, Titus, to build Christ’s church for God’s glory.

Sound (Titus) – Trip Lee (13 Letters – 116 Clique)

See the video on YouTube:

Let’s take a look at the letter Paul wrote to Titus
Yeah we about to dive in, I hope you excited
For sure it’s inspired let’s go and apply it
Arrive at conclusions useful to giving Christ His
Glory that He deserves, His story in His word
And Titus is all about giving Him glory as His church
From Paul a bondservant (1:1), to Titus (1:4) they both fervent
Both serving Christ with they life with the most urgence (1:4)
Titus was his disciple he left Him in Crete
To keep the church in order (1:5) this lessons complete
Wit rules about elders (1:5-9), fools who need help (1:10-16) and
Jews who do fail (1:10-14, 3:9) stay tuned see what he tells us
It may seem far from us, some irrelevant text
What if we not pastors? but just rest for a sec
I promise ill bring it home let’s invest in the text
I’m bout to hit you with the hook Ill be addressing it next
Let’s be sound in faith, in doctrine, in speech plus deeds
Rep Jesus, the King, let Him lead us please
Plus we see He told us how we must be
Let’s read and trust Jesus who freed us please
Paul told him elders needed to be above reproach (1:6,7)
With love and hope and living all the stuff he spoke (1:9)
But then there are those who wear the clothes of elders but the bear the woes
Of false teachers not speaking truth so don’t select those (1:10-11)
Correct those men (1:13) they defy Him they’re trying
To say they know God but by their deeds they deny Him (1:16)
1:5-9 are the type of cats we want to pick
For leadership within the church, them other cats we ‘posed to fix (1:13)
Don’t tune me out I hope that you’ll endure and see that
These things are really marks of a mature believer
We can see that and apply it to our own living
Instead of sinning, tripping and living with no vision
And don’t miss that chapter 2, really addresses me and you
And everybody in the body with some lessons we can use (2:1-10)
So read it all and peep the part that seems to be to you
And live out this sound doctrine, let people see the fruit (2:14)
Let’s be blameless and show consideration for men (3:2)
‘Cause we was just like them before He saved us within
It wasn’t strange we had rage and hatred for men
We was disobedient deceived and enslaved to our sin (3:3)
But He saved us and not on the basis of men
But thanks to His mercy regeneration begins (3:5)
He poured out His Holy Spirit, man He placed it within (3:6)
Justified by His grace, that’s so amazing for men (3:7)
If we see this, believe this, and we saved and freed
Then let Jesus lead us to engage in deeds (3:8)
Forget foolish controversy and stay in synch (3:9)
With He who saved us and raised us His name is sweet
I’m praying as the body of Christ we model His life
And reference the book of Titus to follow Him right
And we’re an accurate reflection as His beautiful church
Let us rep Him with our words and our beautiful works
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Posted by on January 11, 2010 in Articles


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Mark Driscoll on Nightline

Mark Driscoll is Pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle and founder of the Acts29 Church Planting Network – which I am privileged to be a part of here in Denver.

Below is an interview with Driscoll on Nightline. Enjoy!

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Posted by on February 10, 2009 in Articles


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