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Profound Influence

How do we know when we are being affected by real leadership? That is not a matter that can be adequately blogged about unless we...
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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...
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The Scandal of “Either – Or” Thinking

An Ode To Extremes One of my “favorite” TV Bible teachers (I won’t mention his name, but he often says, “Now listen to me…”. He...
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Looking Outward…

I recently sat on a two-hour flight next to a guy who initially was a bit miffed when I asked if I could sit...
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Specific Prayers

We have been strongly provided for as a team.  We felt we were to pray for a total provision amount of between a $1...
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In The Groove

In times like this – lots going on, me being the point guy in setting out to establish the new culture of Coastland –...
billy-graham

Do the Work of an Evangelist

Yes, I am overstating this observation, but not by much.  Paul told Timothy to do the work of an evangelist - even tough the...
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Agreeing with Jesus

Leaders - how do we stay in sync with the life of the Spirit so we continue to love, live, flow with the care...
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Your Noticing Radar

Today, flip the switch on your noticing radar. Stop by Starbucks - and notice your way through the place. Here's a heads up. The person or even...
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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 in Colorado recently brings back to the national spotlight...
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