Dr Jack Deere - a Man of Word and Spirit.
I highly recommend checking out Dr Jack Deere's revamped and impressive website. Jack Deere's two books; "Surprised by the Power of the Spirit" and "Surprised by the Voice of God" have been monumental in concreting my theology of the Spirit with particular reference to the gifts of the Spirit. He is a household name to many charismatics so it was always a puzzle to me why he seemed to keep a somewhat low profile while other men of Word and Spirit such as Dr Sam Storms seemed to be raising theirs.
His website has what seems to be the beginnings of a blog but I think he comes under the same pressure that other men in full time ministry have - that of having the time to write daily. There are also some links to some of his sermons and what I hope will develop into an itinerary. I wasn't even sure where Dr Deere was based so it was fascinating to find out that he is the senior pastor of a church he founded in Texas called; "Wellspring Church". I found his reason for founding it challenging and stimulating (although I expect some will accuse him of arrogance).
"I started Wellspring because I wanted a church that was worth getting up for every Sunday and for me that means a church that is real not religious. A church that takes risks rather than plays it safe. A church that trains people rather than offers them a place to sit, and a church that is filled with laughter rather than judgement. Wellspring lets me be me, and hopefully lets you be you".
I think that's what church should be like! Worth getting up every Sunday for. I hope that this website will develop and will be worth following - because Dr Deere's ministry most certainly has benefited many and I hope will continue to do so.