Making Manly Men Motivational Monologue by Ryan

Have you ever asked yourself, “what could I do this year to make myself more manly?” Or maybe this, “What do the mostly manly of all men do in the summer?” If so, I have an answer for you. It’s called The Manly Men’s Bike Trip Extravaganza and you can be part of it too. […]

WHO AM I (Third Site Musings with the God Who Never Changes)

This is a difficult time. We need more leaders. We need more volunteers. We need more money. We need more heart. We are tired. We are burdened. We are hurting. This is the wrong time… In my opinion every one of these things is true. There is so much difficulty. We are in need of […]

Good Music, Bad Ideas

Good Music Bad Ideas by Jim Biggs and Ryan Duford There is nothing in this world like an impassioned theologian. Gotta have them so there’s some fizz in this pop. Impassioned theologians like to protest lousy song lyrics. We musicians try to guard against bad lyrics, but sometimes a song is so much fun to […]

Ryan’s Reads: Winter/Spring 2015

I’ve included some quotes and a short “Why Should You Read This Book”.  Be sure to check these out online, in a bookstore, or in the church library!      •How God Became King: Getting to the heart of the Gospels  by Tom Wright What it would look like if we really believed that the […]

Ryan’s Reads – Summer 2014

Check out my top two recent reads and feel free to contact me at the church office sometime if you want to talk about them. •  Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient way of Jesus by C. Christopher Smith and John Pattison – I bought slow church for my wife, Jen, and she has really […]