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My Favorite Mistakes of 2016

As each year ends, I like to look back at both my successes and misses. Both of them help me to adjust my trajectory...

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...

MUST READ

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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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Mega-Churches or Medium-sized Churches…?

Someone sent me a tweet recently I’ve been thinking about. He asked about mega-churches and if many of the people they attract simply come...
OBL

Was Osama Bin Laden Saved?

The cover of Time magazine recently featured Pastor Rob Bell and his controversial new book that hones in on the weighty issue of eternity....
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Why Kindness?

I was asked to write two book forwards this week.  This is something I have done for a number of writers – more in...
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Lesson #10: Turtles Last Longer Than Rabbits

#10: Turtles Last Longer Than Rabbits You’ve heard Aesop’s story about the tortoise and the hare. In this classic tale, the hare takes off quickly...
Burning Man

7.5 Lessons I Learned About Outreach At Burning Man

The famous Burning Man Festival is happening right now in the desert north of Reno right now. About 50,000 people from all over the world...
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Lesson #6: “Big God!”…Your Perspective on Him Will Change.

#6: “Big God!”…Your Perspective on Him Will Change. When death has come your way, your image of God will be altered. It has to. The...
Ted Haggard

Should Ted Haggard Have Been Forgiven Earlier?

By now you’ve probably seen the Oprah interview with Ted Haggard and his wife Em. If you haven’t seen it yet you can catch...
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Simplifying God’s Voice

Do you feel inadequate in the area of connecting with God's voice? When you hear others mention they have gotten specific guidance from God...
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OUTREACH & EVANGELISM

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Reaching Out in the Fall

Sometimes I’m asked, “What do you do for outreach when the weather doesn’t cooperate?” It’s not that difficult but it requires a little bit...
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Reaching Out with Waffles?

It’s amazing how transferable kindness outreach is. To reach out with God’s love in a practical way - to bring the Good News to...
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How to Increase Your Reach

God has placed in your heart and mine a desire to reach out beyond ourselves. The problem is often that we don’t know how...

LEADERSHIP

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How to Increase Your Reach

God has placed in your heart and mine a desire to reach out beyond ourselves....
Lonnie Frisbee

Lonnie Frisbee Autobiography Coming

Few people have had more impact on the 20th church scene in the west than...
cliff

What Will You Be Known For?

A friend of mine wrote a couple of popular books but those came out a...
forest creek

Earning the Right to Be Heard

A few years ago in Conspiracy of Kindness, I made the statement, “We must earn...
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How to Release Love at Your Church

As you make loving others the priority of your church’s life all other goals that...

LIFE LESSONS

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Near Death Experience—What Happens When You Die?

Near-Death Experience—What Happens When You Die? | Doug Addison with Steve Sjogren Doug Addison Podcast, Spirit Connection, Spirit Connection Webcast Doug Addison shares in his Spirit...

MEDIA

Jerry Sandusky

Why I Mourn Jerry Sandusky

By now we’ve all heard the salacious details that were brought out in the Jerry Sandusky trial for sex abuse. He was found guilty...
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Make Kindness Great Again (Clean the Toilets Tour)

You say you've never seen a 16' tall inflated toilet?  Me neither... Why? Let’s face it — the world is in desperate need of the healing...
Heaven's Lessons

Guest Post: A Review of ‘Heaven’s Lessons’ by Mark Daniels

Steve Sjogren's newest book will help anyone wanting to live a better life. It would be an especially good gift item for people who don't...
Leaf raking outreach

Reaching Out in the Fall

Sometimes I’m asked, “What do you do for outreach when the weather doesn’t cooperate?” It’s not that difficult but it requires a little bit...