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3 signs it might be time to find a new job

3 signs it might be time to find a new job

My father's generation valued job loyalty. It wasn't unusual at all for employees – especially of large corporations – to spend their entire working life at one company. But today, that notion has been turned...

How to shut up the heathens

How to shut up the heathens

No wonder people view Christians as judgmental. No wonder the unchurched feel their thoughts and questions are unwelcome at church. In my work with Lifetree Café I hear weekly from the unchurched, the dechurched and not-yet-believers....

Ten ways Millennials are shaping local congregations today

Ten ways Millennials are shaping local congregations today

They are the largest generation in history. In the United States alone, they number more than 78 million, even larger than the seemingly ubiquitous Boomers. They are the Millennials. They are changing our nation, our...

Robin Williams death - and why the world thinks Christians are idiots

Robin Williams death - and why the world thinks Christians are idiots

It's already begun. Just days after the tragic death of actor and comedian Robin Williams, Christians are coming up with the "answers," and (surprise) pitching their DVD's in the process. The most widely promoted so far...

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Are Christian missionaries narcissistic idiots? — A response to Ann Coulter

Are Christian missionaries narcissistic idiots? — A response to Ann Coulter

In an ominous development Wednesday night, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued its highest level alert for a response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, even as reports came in indicating that the crisis may now not be limited to West Africa. Centers for Disease Control Chief Tom Frieden posted on Twitter: "Ops Center moved to Le...

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Tee-totally plumb wore out

Tee-totally plumb wore out

I don't think a hot stone massage or a Calgon bubble bath could begin to ease this exhaustion. A deep, intense, two-day sleep, or a rest in a hammock on a secluded island with a half a jar of peanut…

Mind and mouth

Out of the fullness (the overflow, the superabundance) of the heart the mouth speaks.—Matthew 12:34 Today's verse reminds me of a woman who came to one of my conferences and shared with me that she never stopped thinking and talking about her problems, even though she…

So, what to do when things don’t go to plan?

So, what to do when things don…

Don't know if you've noticed, but things don't always go to plan. We wish they did. We think they should. But sometimes, they don't. So, what should you do, when things don't go to plan?1. "Failure" is a Bibli…

11 mistakes I’ve made as an author

If you want to hear some really stupid mistakes I made as an author, then read the following with the hope that it might help you. It's never been easier to get a book published. There are still great commercial publishers that offer incredible services and…

7 warnings for church leaders who use social media

7 warnings for church leaders who use so…

If you are a church and/or Christian leader on social media, please heed the following warnings. This information is pertinent whether you are paid or volunteer, serving in a church or some other Christian orga…

Saying ‘good riddance’ to church dropouts

News of the decline among America's churches is producing a strange new effect. Elitism. While church involvement continues to slide, some people are attempting to spin the decline into an odd source of pride and superiority. It's beyond putting "lipstick on a pig." It's trying to…

Why worship leaders should end rehearsal before the congregation comes in

Why worship leaders should end…

Worship leaders are an incredibly important part of today's church. But from time to time I take them to task, like in this post on What Katy Perry and Taylor Swift Can Teach Church Worship Leaders. Today I ha…

Christian tomatoes - Yes, the Christian rip-offs c…

I wrote recently about "Godinterest" – the Christian social media site that's a rip-off of Pinterest. Before that it was "Christian Chirp" – the rip-off of Twitter (notice that the site has been terminated, and the owner cite…

Chris Tomlin Love Ran Red album announcement

Chris Tomlin Love Ran Red albu…

Chris Tomlin released a youtube video this morning announcing his new Album titled Love Ran Red. The new album will be out in the fall. This album will follow Tomlins "Burning Lights" Album which spent 3 weeks…

Wolves At The Gate announce second album

Wolves At The Gate have announced their sophomore album "VxV" (pronounced "five by five") which will be released on June 10th. The first track "Dust to Dust" has been released, which you can watch above.

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52 Things Sons Need from Their Dads

52 Things Sons Need from Their Dads

Perfect? No. But you're still the right dad for your boy. Bestselling author Jay Payleitner, dad of four grown sons (and one amazing daughter), gives you a bucketful of man-friendly ideas…

Bridge to Haven

Bridge to Haven

This is a book you won't want to miss and won't soon forget. It's one that will make you think; give you courage and hope, for no matter what you…

Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive

Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive

Modern life can seem like being lost in a jungle. With distractions and dangers emerging from every direction, it's easy to lose focus. Over time, we lose touch with one…

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