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Troy Kennedy
I am a fellow sojourner in Christ.
Interests: music, film and contemporary art.
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Many of you are familiar with my basic Body & Soul core premises as to why we manage our bodies well: Worship: How we treat our bodies is a spiritual decision and an act of worship. Romans 12:1 Leadership: It's not just about you. It is also about the people... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2012 at Getting Stronger
Thinking this morning about this. P90X was the first program I did after having something of a mid-life, health wake up call. A friend who is a doctor recommended it to me and I bit. It was really hard at first. And it took some discipline to push through. But... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2011 at Getting Stronger
Remember, gang: For the most effective fat burning program, you really need to add resistance training. It has a much more efficient, sustained, metabolic effect on fat loss "off the clock" than doing a solely cardiovascular exercise program. When you build muscle, aside from the benefit of being stronger and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2011 at Getting Stronger
Some folks from our new Body & Soul group have asked about our home workout space & gear. Here's a quick tour. Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2011 at Getting Stronger
As a dude, especially one who lives in Kansas, I am not a particularly veggie/fruit/salad lovin' kind of guy; as are most of my middle aged dude-like cohort. I prefer the meat and potatoes with an occasional pizza thrown in. Hey, I'm just callin' it the way I see it.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2011 at Getting Stronger
It seems all we ever hear anymore is how to lose weight. Two thirds of America are overweight or obese and the economy and medical community are heavily impacted by it. It really is nothing short of an epidemic. At least 4 of the top ten killers in the U.S... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2010 at Getting Stronger
Hey All, Just a quick encouragement. In this season when a lot of folks tend to get sick, there are a number of things working against you. Weather, kid's, stress, social calendar, sleep get's off rhythm etc.... Nothing puts a damper on the holiday spirit like getting the seasonal cold... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2010 at Getting Stronger
This is why belly fat is such a problem. That particular area flags the likelihood of much more serious problems than how your clothes fit. It has nothing to do with vanity or some sense of cultural aesthetics. I sincerely could give a rip less about that. This is very... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2010 at Getting Stronger
There is no magic bullet here. But let me break some things down to give you some perspective. I have an earlier post here that talks about diet and weight loss. (Scroll down a bit) Exercise is a great thing in many levels. But if you are trying to lose... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2010 at Getting Stronger
Here's a note I wrote to the Power 90/P90X team I am coaching right now. I thought it might be helpful to share more broadly. Hey All, Here's the deal. Working out successfully has a lot to do with momentum. An object in motion tends to stay in motion. An... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2010 at Getting Stronger
Troy Kennedy is now following Seth Godin
Oct 25, 2010
If you are working out, sleep is a pretty big deal. (It's a big deal if you aren't working out as well, for other reasons we won't get into.)You are putting strain on your body that, for many of you, it hasn't had for a while, maybe even years. You... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2010 at Getting Stronger
Hard things are hard to do. "No kidding, Troy! So profound. You made a haiku." But seriously, hard things are hard to do. That's why most people don't do them. Because it is hard. It's hard to get up earlier than you want. It's hard to work up a sweat... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2010 at Getting Stronger
This is my unscientific, common sense approach to weight loss for you folks trying to shed a few pounds. (Especially the group I am coaching right now. Woot!) First of all, I need to say that if you are a bit older and have some serious weight to lose, there... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2010 at Getting Stronger
So, why does this 45 year old musician-pastor-guy talk about this stuff all the time? And, to top it off, why does he drag a bunch of other people along? So annoying! I believe that when you have a good thing, you share it. Quick story. I have never been... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2010 at Getting Stronger
Hey gang! I can't wait to get started with all 15 of you on Monday. As my Sunday's are pretty jammed with ministry stuff, I wanted to write you today. So, a little heads up for you. Some of you are doing P90X and some are doing Power 90. But... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2010 at Getting Stronger
Troy Kennedy is now following The Typepad Team
Mar 15, 2010
Sorry Larry, Not my intention at all. Just trying to explain the reasoning and passion behind the methods. I'd love to chat offline about this.
Toggle Commented Sep 24, 2009 on Bon Jovi or Not to Bon Jovi at newworship blog
Excellent response Tina. I agree 100%. And any element of the service must be evaluated in the framework of the entire experience. What is the net takeaway for the attender? I pray that it is clear we are about our Savior above all things.
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2009 on Bon Jovi or Not to Bon Jovi at newworship blog
Awesome feedback Larry. I really appreciate your thinking here. I think there are two thoughts I want to respond to. Regarding the applause and the element. I think it's important not to evaluate a service element purely on it's own. It is designed to be part of something bigger that is being communicated. 3 1/2 minutes out of a 60 minute service needs to be thought of in the context of the whole. What was the net take away for people? If a pastor tell a a joke or a story, a video clip and people laugh we think nothing of it. If people applaud simply because they like a song, regardless of it's spiritual content, I don't have a problem with that. The important thing is what they walked away with at the end of the day and was the entire service effective. This is what Dan Southerland said about the use of elements like this: "The goal is not "to impress them with our coolness." The goal is to present the message in a relevant manner. The point of the teaching yesterday was that Jesus wants to connect with us through prayer. For thirty minutes of teaching, I talked about that truth. Introducing that teaching with the idea that we need to be "living on a prayer" was perfectly aligned with the passage that we taught. That is why we used it. Paul quoted the pagan philosophers of his day when presenting Christ to seekers in Corinth. The pagan philosophers of today are musicians. Using one of their tunes to make a connection to the people we are trying to reach is well within Biblical standards in my estimation." I also believe we need to maintain unity within the body. But, more importantly we need to be careful of what unites us. It is easy to unite people. You tell them what they want to hear. Church is no different. I think when Paul was talking about unity in Romans 12 and Ephesians 4 it was clear what they were to be united under. When Jesus calls for the unity of believers in John 17 it is very clear what they are to be united by. We are to be united by Jesus and Jesus alone. To share His heart and passion for the world. His brokenness for the outsider. It would be easy to unite religious people by never asking them to sacrifice. Never asking them to make room for the outsider. Churches have been doing that for millennia. But to be united by the heart of Jesus means being broken for the outsider, the one sheep, one coin, one lost son. To make sure in all of our good intentions we don't lose our passion for a dying and broken world. And a willingness to do whatever it takes to introduce them to the only one in the universe who can save them. "What" we are united by is so much more important than being "united." Thanks for your thoughts Larry. I appreciate you challenging my thinking in this.
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2009 on Bon Jovi or Not to Bon Jovi at newworship blog
Thanks JC. I appreciate your honesty. I don't think any of us would say that we are all equally gifted by God in any given area. Or that people are always aware of the truth regarding their ability. (Ever seen American Idol?) For whatever his reasons, God apportions to all of us talent and experiences that are different. The body of believers is extremely diverse and we all have a place. A person may have an average talent or skill set and another may be better. There are lots of opportunities for people to serve God with whatever gifts they have aside from Sunday morning in a band. It is one of my jobs as a pastor to point people in the direction of their greatest giftedness and ultimately, greatest joy in serving Gods Kingdom.
Toggle Commented Sep 22, 2009 on A Question About Church Bands at newworship blog
Great post Tim. I have to occasionally fast from tech. It is weird that in the mornings before the family is up, I find it very hard to keep my laptop shut to get some silence with God. The role of the pastor in this age is often more about teaching people how to filter information as much as disseminating information. It takes discipline to shut out all the voices that demand our attention.
Toggle Commented Dec 2, 2008 on Are You Tired of the Noise? at LeadingSmart
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Tim, you are my new favorite blogger ever!) I have been bummed I wasn't able to go to Catalyst, and it looks like you have sifted some of the best learnings. Thanks, my friend! And I just scrolled down and perused some of your other posts. Love it!
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Randy; How are you using Backpack, if you don't mind me asking? I am loving: my iphone (oh yeah) omnifocus for mac and iphone - major help in projects and multitasking yojimbo - free info organizer, love it iwork - Microsoft Office Killer appletv - my son is watching Speed Racer right now. the Genius feature in itunes - great way to rediscover your library unchristian - disturbing and really helpful book and I am loving finally having our basement/home theater finally finished!!
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