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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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6 Outreach Leadership Lessons From Johnny Appleseed

John Chapman, aka the legendary “Johnny Appleseed”, was a missionary who reached out to Native Americans in the Ohio Valley in the early 1800s. He...

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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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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Lesson #7: God Will Intervene

#7: God Will Intervene I was in a coma state for an extended time after my death. When I came out of the coma I...
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Dave Jacobs Interview “Steve Sjogren: Still Cleaning Toilets”

Steve Sjogren: Still Cleaning Toilets Dave: Sorry that I haven’t kept up on “All-Things-Sjogren” but the last I heard you had planted a church in Florida,...
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New Shoes or Shoe Aficionado?

We live in a rocky, thorn-infested world. Some wouldn't know about that because they have worn shoes from the moment they could stand. Since birth,...
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Serve AND Speak Words

I regularly hear the phrase, “Let’s show God’s love and if necessary we’ll use words.” I’m not sure if I have especially tuned my...

LEADERSHIP

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Lonnie Frisbee Autobiography Coming

Few people have had more impact on the 20th church scene in the west than...
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What Will You Be Known For?

A friend of mine wrote a couple of popular books but those came out a...
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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...
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Ideas or People – Which Are You Excited About?

“It’s an awesome thing to fall into the hands of the Living God.” I tasted...

LIFE LESSONS

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7 Things I Wish I’d Told My Dad When I Was...

This Father's Day has me thinking of some things I wish I'd shared with my dad a long time ago. Perhaps you too have...

MEDIA

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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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Dave Jacobs Interview “Steve Sjogren: Still Cleaning Toilets”

Steve Sjogren: Still Cleaning Toilets Dave: Sorry that I haven’t kept up on “All-Things-Sjogren” but the last I heard you had planted a church in Florida,...
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...
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...