There has always been change; the opposite of that word is death. But today, change begets more change. Its increasing momentum is ever before us, and the shifting realities can be unsettling. So how do we respond?

We could run for comfort of course; seek shelter in nostalgia or some static, reinforced zone of “Unchange.”

Or we can meet the change head-on and interact with it. We can retool, realign, and reestablish our voice for a postmodern mind and a post-Christendom context. This is my choice, and I commend the adventure of it to you.

The postmodern era brings us a world that deconstructs established institutions (including the church) and longs for mystery rather than simple equations for life. Monologues must be traded for dialogue; conventional wisdom for innovation; dogmatism for open spirituality; the mapped-out for the uncharted. How do we discuss the age-old gospel in such contexts?

Let’s find out. In these pages, I seek to interact with you via the electronic word. Just beware my dyslexia and the blunders it invites! Fear not, however. There also will be video, as I walk the streets and talk with everyday people; audio, particularly through my weekly teaching at Grace Point; and pictures that are often worth a thousand words. In other words, this page itself is a postmodern response to the questions of the day. My disability has actually driven me toward embracing the multimedia expressions that postmodernity favors.

This world has shifted even since you began reading this page. Together let’s chart the changes in real time.

“Reckless Love”  – Series, “Love > Hate” – Message 5 – Mike McDaniel, December 2, 2018

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“Out-of-This-World Love”  – Series, “Love > Hate” – Message 4 – Mike McDaniel, November 25, 2018

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“Discerning Fake Truth”  – Series, “Love > Hate” – Message 3 – Mike McDaniel, November 18, 2018

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“Defusing Hate Bombs”  – Series, “Love > Hate” – Message 2 – Mike McDaniel, November 4, 2018

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“My Perfect Love and Complete Joy”  – Series, “Love > Hate” – Message 1 – Mike McDaniel, October 28, 2018

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“Reflections”  – Series, “Pursuit” – Message 8 – Mike McDaniel, October 7, 2018

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“Dangerous Christians”  – Series, “Pursuit” – Message 7 – Mike McDaniel, September 30, 2018

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“Talking in Circles”  – Series, “Pursuit” – Message 6 – Mike McDaniel, September 23, 2018

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“Engaging the Down and Outs”  – Series, “Pursuit” – Message 5 – Mike McDaniel, September 16, 2018

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“Engaging the All-Togethers”  – Series, “Pursuit” – Message 4 – Mike McDaniel, September 9, 2018

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“Life Circles”  – Series, “Pursuit” – Message 3 – Mike McDaniel, August 26, 2018

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“Living Sent: The Disruptive Life”  – Series, “Pursuit” – Message 2 – Mike McDaniel, August 19, 2018

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“Living Life to Give Life”  – Series, “Pursuit” – Message 1 – Mike McDaniel, August 12, 2018

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“Grace Point Church: A Work of God”  – Mike McDaniel, July 15, 2018

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“The WHY Behind Worship” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 16 – Mike McDaniel, July 1, 2018

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“Diagnosing Toxic Relationships” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 15 – Mike McDaniel, June 24, 2018

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“Trumping All Trumps” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 14 – Mike McDaniel, June 10, 2018

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“Awaken: Be the Future Today” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 13 – Mike McDaniel, June 3, 2018

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“Love Rules” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 12 – Mike McDaniel, May 27, 2018

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“How do Others Experience Me?” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 11 – Mike McDaniel, May 20, 2018

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““When Our Brokenness Speaks of God’s Beauty”” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 10 – Mike McDaniel, May 13, 2018

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“The Mission Behind Our Passion” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 9 – Mike McDaniel, May 6, 2018

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“The Profile and Passion of the Artist” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 8 – Mike McDaniel, April 29, 2018

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“Your Life Through God’s Eyes” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 7 – Mike McDaniel, April 15, 2018

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“StuckInARut?” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 6 – Mike McDaniel, April 8, 2018

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“Out With the Old, In With the New” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 5 – Mike McDaniel, April 1, 2018

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“The Power of a Word” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 4 – Mike McDaniel, March 30, 2018

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“From Mess to Mosaic” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 3 – Mike McDaniel, March 25, 2018

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“Breaking A Good Thing” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 2 – Mike McDaniel, March 4, 2018

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“Movement Makers” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 1 – Mike McDaniel, February 18, 2018

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“Upgrading Your Life of Prayer” –  Series: “Fuel,” Message 3 – Mike McDaniel, January 28, 2018

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“When You’re Sick of It” –  Series: “Fuel,” Message 2 – Mike McDaniel, January 14, 2018

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“Fill Up to Climb Up” –  Series: “Fuel,” Message 1 – Mike McDaniel, January 7, 2018

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“Jesus Was a Refugee” –  Series: “Evolve,” Message 8 – Mike McDaniel, December 17, 2017

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“How to Whistle While You Work” –  Series: “Evolve,” Message 7 – Mike McDaniel, December 10, 2017

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“The Portrait of a Christian Home” –  Series: “Evolve,” Message 6 – Mike McDaniel, December 3, 2017

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“Living Better Together” –  Series: “Evolve,” Message 5 – Mike McDaniel, November 26, 2017

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“My Best Me” –  Series: “Evolve,” Message 4 – Mike McDaniel, November 19, 2017

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“Dead Ends, Detours, or Dead Ahead” –  Series: “Evolve,” Message 3 – Mike McDaniel, November 12, 2017

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“My Church: The Evolution of We” –  Series: “Evolve,” Message 2 – Mike McDaniel, November 5, 2017

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“God’s Best You” –  Series: “Evolve,” Message 1 – Mike McDaniel, October 29, 2017

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“Go Fish” –  Series: “The Chase,” Message 10 – Mike McDaniel, October 8, 2017

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“Like Jesus?” –  Series: “The Chase,” Message 9 – Mike McDaniel, October 1, 2017

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“Spinning Plates or Chasing God?” –  Series: “The Chase,” Message 8 – Mike McDaniel, September 24, 2017

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“Unfollow” –  Series: “The Chase,” Message 6 – Mike McDaniel, September 10, 2017

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“Your Checklist for The Chase” –  Series: “The Chase,” Message 5 – Mike McDaniel, September 3, 2017

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“Qualifying the Under-Qualified” –  Series: “The Chase,” Message 4 – Mike McDaniel, August 27, 2017

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“Next Steps” –  Series: “The Chase,” Message 3 – Mike McDaniel, August 20, 2017

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“Begin With the End in Mind” –  Series: “The Chase,” Message 2 – Mike McDaniel, August 13, 2017

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“Fast Forward” –  Series: “The Chase,” Message 1 – Mike McDaniel, August 6, 2017

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“Grace Point Church: A Work of God” –  Mike McDaniel, July 9, 2017

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“Finding Joy in Less” – Series: “Keep Dancin'” Message 10 – Mike McDaniel, June 25, 2017

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“Turn Your Stressing into Dancing” – Series: “Keep Dancin'” Message 9 – Mike McDaniel, June 18, 2017

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“Sure Steps to Ensure Joy” – Series: “Keep Dancin'” Message 8 – Mike McDaniel, June 11, 2017

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“Make Disciples” – Series: “Keep Dancin'” Message 7 – Mike McDaniel, June 4, 2017

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“Power Friends” – Series: “Keep Dancin'” Message 6 – Mike McDaniel, May 28, 2017

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“Is God At Work in Me?” – Series: “Keep Dancin'” Message 5 – Mike McDaniel, May 14, 2017

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“Rules of Engagement” – Series: “Keep Dancin'” Message 4 – Mike McDaniel, May 7, 2017

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“A Friendship That Gets You Dancin'” – Series: “Keep Dancin'” Message 2 – Mike McDaniel, April 23, 2017

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“The Resurrection Changes Everybody” – Series: “Keep Dancin'” Message 1 – Mike McDaniel, April 16, 2017

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“Restoration Jesus” – Series: “ReJesus” Message 6 – Mike McDaniel, April 9, 2017

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“Realignment Jesus” – Series: “ReJesus” Message 5 – Mike McDaniel, April 2, 2017

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“Redeeming Jesus” – Series: “ReJesus” Message 2 – Mike McDaniel, March 12, 2017

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“Reclaim Jesus” – Series: “ReJesus” Message 1 – Mike McDaniel, March 5, 2017

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“Consume Less, Give More” – Series: “Rhythms” Message 6 – Mike McDaniel, February 12, 2017

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“Wait More, Hurry Less” – Series: “Rhythms” Message 5 – Mike McDaniel, February 5, 2017

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“Connect More, Isolate Less” – Series: “Rhythms” Message 3 – Mike McDaniel, January 29, 2017

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“Love More, Hate Less” – Series: “Rhythms” Message 2 – Mike McDaniel, January 22, 2017

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“Pray More, Worry Less” – Series: “Rhythms” Message 1 – Mike McDaniel, January 15, 2017

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“What Chair Am I Sitting In?” – Series: “Christmas Next” Message 3 – Mike McDaniel, December 18, 2016

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“Reclaiming the Next Generation” – Series: “Christmas Next” Message 2 – Grace Point Church Family Ministry, December 11, 2016

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“Christmas Forever?” – Series: “Christmas Next” Message 1 – Mike McDaniel, December 4, 2016

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“Avoiding the Detours and Dead-ends of Life” – Series: “Voices” Message 8 – Mike McDaniel, November 20, 2016

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“Practicing the Presence of God” – Series: “Voices” Message 7 – Mike McDaniel, November 13, 2016

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“How to Respond to God” – Series: “Voices” Message 6 – Lori McDaniel, November 6, 2016

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“Lectio Divina” – Series: “Voices” Message 5 – Mike McDaniel, October 30, 2016

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“Creating Space for God to Speak” – Series: “Voices” Message 4 – Mike McDaniel, October 23, 2016

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“God Whisper” – Series: “Voices” Message 3 – Mike McDaniel, October 16, 2016

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“Static: Distortions From Within” – Series: “Voices” Message 2 – Mike McDaniel, October 9, 2016

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“Voices in the Night” – Series: “Voices” Message 1 – Mike McDaniel, October 2, 2016

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“Are We Ready to Multiply?” – Series: “Are We There Yet” Message 4 – Mike McDaniel, September 25, 2016

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“Are We A Transforming Community Yet?” – Series: “Are We There Yet” Message 3 – Mike McDaniel, September 18, 2016

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“Are We At Worship?” – Series: “Are We There Yet” Message 2 – Mike McDaniel, September 11, 2016

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“Where Are We Going?” – Series: “Are We There Yet” Message 1 – Mike McDaniel, September 4, 2016

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“Love > Hate” – Mike McDaniel, July 17, 2016

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4 Ways Having Dyslexia Shaped Me

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“Relationships & Moments that Change Your Life” – Series: “Living Social, Message 4” – Mike McDaniel, May 8, 2016

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“LinkedIN and LinkedUP” – Series: “Living Social, Message 3” – Mike McDaniel, May 1, 2016

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“Counting Your Words and Making Words Count” – Series: “Living Social” Message 2 – Mike McDaniel, April 24, 2016

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“Loving the Face Beyond Book” – Series: “Living Social” Message 1 – Mike McDaniel, April 17, 1016

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“Increasing the Intimacy, Igniting the Passion” – Mike and Lori McDaniel, April 3, 2016

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Marriage Math = 90/10

Nancy Reagan stepped into eternity today at the age of 94. While I can’t remember all that Nancy did or represented, I do remember that she was classy and she

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Life in Motion: Northeast India

Life is too short to live standing still. The world is moving, and we must all move to be, do, and experience it. While standing at a railway crossing on

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Mount Kilimanjaro 25th Anniversary Climb

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The Best of 1990

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My new hero

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25 Years of Ministry

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About Grace Point

Mike and Lori McDaniel were serving as missionaries among the Tonga people of Zambia when the vision of a new church took shape in their hearts.

Before Africa, the couple had pastored for six years in two congregations. During four years of service as church developers with the International Mission Board, they had evolved in their conception of the biblical New Testament church. Zambia, however, forced them to dig deeper and strip away countless America-based presuppositions about the nature of a church.

To help Zambian Christians plant and nurture their own congregations, they’d first have to have the clearest and most biblical concept of the local body of Christ. For four years they grappled with that issue, allowing God’s Word and Spirit to reinvent every old assumption. As the days passed in Zambia, they realized the deep craving of the modern church for a fresh touch of God.

The McDaniels realized that God, having called them from America to Africa, was now bringing them full circle—to carry their lessons from across the world and replant them in American soil. A new church and perhaps a new movement would take root, using global lessons both contemporary and timeless, uncompromisingly biblical yet radically community-shaped.

In July 2001, Grace Point Church was started with a handful of catalyst followers of Christ. These believers all shared the same burden, vision, and calling to reach the unchurched of Northwest Arkansas with a ministry that would ripple outward to infect all nations with a passion for Christ.

Grace Point never claims to be the perfect church, simply a corps of active believers listening to God and ready to move forward in carrying out his will in a needy world.”

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