Posted: August 24, 2007 in Family and Friends

I love my creative friend, Troy. He was the best basketball player in the history of my high school, but much better than that, I’ve found him to be a spiritual man who loves God so much that he will do ANYTHING for him. I told you a couple of weeks ago that he was launching a new teaching series at his cool church in Fort Lauderdale that he’s calling, “MyNakedPastor.com” (Watch his YouTube video above to see his intro.) Listen to some of what Troy put on his blog as a description of the series:

Why MyNakedPastor.com? To raise the Value of AUTHENTICITY! I don’t believe we can ever become who God created us to be, until first we are honest about who we are…It’s impossible to get directions to where you want to go if you don’t know where you are. We want to create environments where people can be honest about what’s going right in their life and what’s going wrong… It’s really that simple… The website is a way for us to lead out in a life of nakedness (Authenticity)…A camera following me, my family and friends around 24/7 for 5 weeks… We all have a voyeuristic interest, and we are going to leverage that reality to help people take their next step toward God. I’ve always heard it said, “Our life is the only sermon some people will ever hear.” …The website will allow more people to have access to our life sermon…The things we do right…The things we do wrong…And what we do when what we do is not what we want to do… The title will help us get the attention of a world that is flooded with noise…The GREAT COMMISSION tells us to, “Go into all the world to share the gospel”…And All the World is ONLINE, so that is where we are going… According to Dictionary.com, Naked is defined as 1. Having no covering, especially the usual one; 2. Being without addition, concealment, disguise, or embellishment; 3. Exposed to harm; vulnerable What a great definition for Authenticity…One that we can all understand… Some of the subjects we will be getting naked with during the series each weekend: Conflict…What do you do when you “have a fight” with someone; Insecurity…How do you handle the feeling of “not measuring up”; Anger…Can you control it or does it control you; Emotionally Tired & Stressed…Is there such a thing as “REST.” The Bible has some honest answers, but in order to apply them we have to get naked…Spiritually & Emotionally…

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Thank you for praying for my niece, Jessica. I would solicit your continued prayers, As expected, there will be a very serious surgery in the next couple of weeks. I will let you know more as I know more…

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Comments
  1. Stoned-Campbell Disciple says:

    Thanks for sharing the video.

    Shalom,
    Bobby Valentine

  2. Al Sturgeon says:

    You bet, Bobby.

    Troy’s cool.

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