Archive for October 2007

Soft Power Before Hard Power

The early Church had an oppositional atmosphere that, in some ways, served the purposes of God.  The opposition to the message of the coming of the kingdom is not so much in the culture at large, but in the status quo religious stalemate institutions of the day.  A cursory look at Church history will show…

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Hunger for the Supernatural

Last evening the NBC show in the U.S. called Phenomena premiered.  This features a number of “mentalists” (some would call them “magicians” or “paranormal” people who can operate in the realm of the “supernatural”).   I found it interesting but not surprising that more than one of the contestants noted they got involved in the paranormal…

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Location

Supply is coming in to CoastlandTampa from various places – in the form of a decent soundboard.   We will know by the end of the week what is up with our location. The site I originally felt we were to get is turning out to be the exact one we are apparently getting. The…

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Limited Resources

Our Phase 1 plan is pretty exciting on a number of fronts…   Though the up front capital influx has been disappointing based on earlier projections, I am convinced Jesus is going to use this as a model of some sort to encourage others who need encouragement from us as they also launch with limited…

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My Daughter On MTV

Want to watch a short MTV video my daughter Laura stars in?  Maybe “stars” is overstating it, but she is in the video throughout anyway.  Laura is a graduate of the DAAP school of design – majored in fashion design.  She is now working as a designer in the Big Apple and living in Brooklyn. …

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For The Kids

I spoke with a friend in Atlanta about our lack of up front capital to launch at this point.  Told him I was seriously thinking of going to our Phase 1 without a sound system.  He said he had an extra one lying around in the back room gathering dust – thinks we can have…

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Pre-Launch Launch

A couple of days ago I got together with the main guys involved in our initial pre-launch launch (AKA, Phase 1 Launch).  We talked about what is needed in order to do this mini launch.   This was exciting to touch base on, yet reminded me we are starting in a humble way here as…

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Be Strong…

“Be strong and of good courage…” Joshua chapter 1 is a chapter for leaders to read, soak upon, repeat steps one and two frequently.   To be an original is impossible without the kinetic power of God resting upon each of us.   On this day of the Lord, call upon him as the leader…

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The Harvest Part 2

Picking it up from yesterday… re. the ripeness of the fields…          B.  Leaders can see the ripeness of the fields. Another way to put it – leaders see what God is doing.  Leaders focus their attention upon what IS happening.  Leaders build upon strengths, not weaknesses.   I have been told by inept, non-leaders…

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The Harvest

“The fields are white unto harvest… pray for workers for the harvest.”   I love that verse.    I have only in the past few years come to realize that very few teachers “rightly divide” that verse considering the simple context of it.   You have no doubt heard this taught as an invitation from…

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