Thursday, June 27, 2013

Coffee 101

I try not to be a coffee snob, I really do, but every year I come across enough coffee no-nos that I feel like this post is necessary.

Raise your right hand and pledge to the following:

  • I will use between a 1/2 cup of grounds and 1 cup of grounds for a standard 12 cup coffee maker. 
  • I will research french presses, pour overs, and other specialty brewing methods before using them.
  • I will never, under any circumstances, brew coffee that is over 6 months old.
  • I will never refer to a Starbucks Frappucino as "coffee".

A few others: 
If your coffee tastes bad, it probably is.
Combination coffee shops and Mexican restaurants are bad idea.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Stop Stealing Resources

I recently reviewed a book Seth Godin wrote a called "Stop Stealing Dreams: What is school for?"

I'd like to see something... even a blog post... titled: "Stop Stealing Resources: What is Vacation Bible School for?"

Now, by asking that I'm not saying we should do away with VBS (and neither was Seth Godin proposing removing school).  I'm simply asking the question any church with a VBS should be asking and answering: What is Vacation Bible School for?

For the amount of volunteer hours and money involved, let's make sure we have a purpose.

... and that we're actually accomplishing that purpose.

(Okay, I've meddled enough, back to your scheduled summer silence.)