Minneapolis

The Punishment of Generosity: Why People Secretly hate Mother Teresa

We love to hate healthy people, don’t we? Whenever my wife judiciously orders a salad at a restaurant, it reminds me that my triple-patty bacon burger is a heart-attack waiting to happen. And studies show that the same is true with generosity… yet, we rarely admit it. It’s no secret that most people hate greed.…
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Substance is Going Downtown! – See the WalkThru Video!

A little over 8 years ago, the Lord spoke to me that I should start preparing for a church in downtown Minneapolis. It wasn’t just a passing fancy (& trust me, I’m dreaming about a LOT of locations). But those close to me know that I’ve never stopped talking about a downtown campus ever since.…
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We’re going Multi-site! Fall Vision 2009

Well the staff and I just released some juicy church information in the new document:   The Substance Fall Vision 2009!  As many of you know, we continue to grow.  We have around 450 college students going home for summer this year…yet amazingly, we’ve filled almost every seat since they left!  Naturally, even if we…
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Speaking at NorthCentral’s Missional Conference

What a weekend!I hope you guys enjoyed John Bolin!Talk about a fun guy.It was also a huge blessing to me as I was preaching at NorthCentral University’s Missional Conference.  I would be exhausted today if I had to preach 3 services, a leadership service, and then 3 more sessions here at the NCU conference. Today…
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