Archive for January 2008

More Ah-Hah’s About Connecting With Not-Yet Believers

It’s All Caught … Then Explained Some think it’s clever to parrot, “That’s one of those things that is more ‘caught than taught.’” No longer funny nor clever. Please explain what isn’t caught. One thing – please. Somebody. ‘Bueller, Bueller, has anyone seen Ferris Bueller?’ When we serve others it is natural they ask, ‘So…

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Glenn Beck Near Death Saga

Since posting about Glenn Beck’s brush with death a few days ago I have carefully read his account of what happened on his day after Christmas ‘routine’ surgery (eerily similar to my ordeal in some ways – near Christmas, though when one completely bleeds out after 75 minutes at a BP of 30 over 10…

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Purposeful Forgetfulness

The more the Servant Evangelism / Outflow message goes forward, the more I need to clarify what is not being said in all of this.  The new edition of Conspiracy of Kindness is about to be released – great news.  However, many leaders – with whatever intentions, have taken the original concept I couldn’t have…

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Glenn Beck’s Near Death = Steve’s Invitation As A Guest

Looks like I will be a guest on the Glenn Beck Show one day in the next week or two. If you are not a listener to him, (conservative discussion format), – Beck (this one doesn’t play the guitar and doesn’t have many ideas about doing videos…) – he had a brush with death during…

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‘Innovation’ – Or Can We Do Better? (Part 4)

(Continued from yesterday…) 4. We cannot violate who we really are. People can see who we are. We cannot hide our stripes. Oddly, the longest term ones present are the only people who have convinced themselves that something ‘innovative’ is going on. As old-timers, we can try so hard to reinvent ourselves, we nearly hypnotize…

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‘Innovation’ – Or Can We Do Better? (Part 3)

(Continued from yesterday…) 3. Talk of innovation can easily become a derision to God. When we over-talk about the power of innovation we are, wordsmithing aside, beginning to tread upon thin ice with God. We come very close to insulting God when we overly trust in our creativity. God is interested in receiving glory and…

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‘Innovation’ – Or Can We Do Better? (Part 2)

(Continued from yesterday…) A couple of thoughts to ponder: 1. Perhaps the word ‘Innovation’ is not what most of us aspire to in fact. “Innovative” means “To take what is and improve upon it.” But in fact, is that all we aspire to do in our lives as we walk in this life, in the…

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‘Innovation’ – Or Can We Do Better? (Part 1)

As we launch into the new year new ideas are naturally on the horizon. It is also time to consider putting to bed some old ideas – er uh, make that, terms that are less than helpful to us. I move that we take a break from using the term ‘Innovation’ for a while. When…

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