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Jesus is the Model

I have been overseeing a threaded online discussion with dozens of pastors from around the world.  Has been interesting as always. My beginning - "Jesus...
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Trader Joe’s Employees – My Kind of People

A friend and I attended a pastor’s conference awhile back. It was a pretty relaxed group; some might say too relaxed! At the end,...
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Kind is the New Classy

As a woman in today’s world, you know the pressure you feel on all sides to conform to society’s expectations. In her new book, Kind...
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Kindness in the News

Belle and Abby: Kindness in Middle School for All Belle holds open one door, Abby the other, and they go to work. "Morning Jack! How's football...
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8 Projects to Try Out This Fall

I'm often asked about the best projects for success. Whether it’s a warm and sunny area like Southern California or Seattle where it apparently...
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Explore God/Chicago 2019

WHAT IS EXPLORE GOD CHICAGO 2019? Explore God Chicago 2019 is a Community Outreach Initiative led by a committee of local pastors and business and...
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How’s Your Smile?

Since I was a child I’ve been told there is a healing power in a smile. As with a lot of gifts, the giver...
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Kindness Now: A Biblical Overview, Part 1

Why Kindness?   The concept of demonstrating God’s Kindness is not a new idea.  The pattern of Kindness is shown clearly in the character of God...
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Larry’s Last Words

Comedian Stephen Wright says he wishes his first words would have been “Quote” so at the end of life his life he could just...
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OUTREACH & EVANGELISM

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The State of… Evangelism (Part 5)

Do Something... How 'bout now? "Something good is about to happen!" Those are the words to more than one famous song, and those are the plans...
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The State of… Evangelism (Part 4)

Disconnect Between Pastors and Evangelists The matter of evangelists connecting with the local church was raised - with great emotion. I consider myself to be...
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The State of… Evangelism (Part 3)

Disconnect Between Pastors and Evangelism One of the big questions discussed: "Why is evangelism less prominent now than any time in the past several generations in...

LEADERSHIP

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

3. Talk of innovation can easily become a derision to God. When we over-talk about 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...
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Your Church Needs Armed Police Presence

...Do you want to communicate 'safe' or something else? The news of two horrible shooting incidents...
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Your Noticing Radar

Today, flip the switch on your noticing radar. Stop by Starbucks - and notice your way...
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Agreeing with Jesus

Leaders - how do we stay in sync with the life of the Spirit so...

LIFE LESSONS

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Valentines Lessons: Finally I’m Learning To Love People

Valentines Day - the universal celebration of love. Anyone keen on walking in, learning about, and speaking the fluent language of love will be electrified...

MEDIA

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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...
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#10.5-  Hold the Door

#10.5-  Hold the door for others - elevator, door front. Do this even if you’re in a hurry. It’ll calm you down and will...
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Valentines Lessons: Finally I’m Learning To Love People

Valentines Day - the universal celebration of love. Anyone keen on walking in, learning about, and speaking the fluent language of love will be electrified...
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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...