How To Use A Cell Phone Basket And Enjoy Your Friends

On Tuesday we held our quarterly Garden City staff/elder/spouse bonding dinner. I collected everyone’s cell phones in a basket. The three life-giving hours we spent together flew by. We feasted, talked, laughed, and made memories. Not once did somebody check … Continue reading

26. February 2015 by Justin Buzzard
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Sabbatical

This summer my family and I are taking a sabbatical. You could help me with my sabbatical in two ways, location and wisdom: 1. Location We aren’t yet sure where we’re going to go for this sabbatical. We have a … Continue reading

18. February 2015 by Justin Buzzard
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One Year Ago My Mom Died (Or, This Blurry Year Has Been A Lesson In The Life of My Heart)

  February 7th. This date meant nothing to me, now it creates tears. One year ago my mom died. Or, to put it another way: 365 blurry days ago I lost my mommy—the person on the planet I’ve never not … Continue reading

07. February 2015 by Justin Buzzard
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15 Life-Giving Habits to Cultivate As a Church Planter/Pastor

About a year ago I gave a talk in Nashville for Church Planting Leadership Fellowship. The theme of the event was Alpha Cities and my talk, rooted in my book Why Cities Matter, was about 15 life-giving habits/priorities for church … Continue reading

08. January 2015 by Justin Buzzard
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Preaching That Connects With People’s Stories

Moody Publishers recently asked me to write 350 words to pastors about preaching, story, and non-Christians. What follows is what I wrote for their newsletter.   Everybody in your city has a story. Preaching is your opportunity to share the … Continue reading

05. January 2015 by Justin Buzzard
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Best Books of 2014

Here is my Best Books of 2014 list, in no particular order. This isn’t a list of books published in 2014. This list is of the books I read in 2014 that I enjoyed/benefited from the most. Click here for … Continue reading

15. December 2014 by Justin Buzzard
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10 Keys to Building Strong, Healthy Teams

At Garden City Church we’re working hard to build strong, healthy teams: our elder board, our staff team, our team of deacons, our various volunteer/serving teams, etc.  I’m learning a lot along the way. Here are 10 keys I’m personally … Continue reading

21. November 2014 by Justin Buzzard
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The Joy And Power We’ve Lost

We used to be different. I know I was different. The empty spaces of my day I gave to communing with God, silent little prayers, thinking, stumbling upon new ideas, and being fully present in the moment. Things are different … Continue reading

19. November 2014 by Justin Buzzard
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Parenting & Grace

World Magazine recently ran a great interview with Elyse Fitzpatrick. I loved what she had to say about parenting. Here are a few excerpts (click here for the whole thing): And none of us is consistent. Do you hear people … Continue reading

24. October 2014 by Justin Buzzard
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One Of The Most Powerful Questions You Can Ask Yourself

  I have a number of questions I like to regularly ask myself. These questions keep me focused on what is most important. One of the questions I regularly ask myself is, “What am I doing now (or not doing now) … Continue reading

13. October 2014 by Justin Buzzard
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