PROOF that effective communication and creativity don’t require huge budgets – just great ideas. Don’t think these are great? Ask yourself this: How many sermon illustrations do you remember? How many do you remember from 5 or 10 years ago? How many do you know from a church you’ve probably never visited or maybe even […]

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Wow. What a Sunday. Ever wonder if what people hear is in no way what you’re saying? I’ve wondered this a lot lately as I’ve read various blogs and forums of people “hearing/reading” all kinds of different things from the same writer/pastor (including my own). How do some people hear the opposite of what someone […]

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G.O.S.P.E.L. from Humble Beast Records on Vimeo. I saw this spoken word presentation of the gospel on the Desiring God Blog and thought I’d pass it along. Creative communication. A helpful acronym for simply sharing key points of the gospel. And another example of quality production. Have you shared the Good News with anyone lately?

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I came across this site today built by my friends at DC for The Upstream Collective. Very simple idea: Create a website (that looks awesome) where people can share brief stories as missionaries and/or people living on mission to spread the gospel. Once enough stories have been collected, produce an eBook… The Mission Book. A […]

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So apparently he wasn’t playing devil’s advocate as I hoped in my last post. An MSNBC interview speaks for itself. Bell vs. Bashir in a one-sided battle for eternity and coherency.

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This week’s controversy over Rob Bell’s latest “teaching” has caused a virtual firestorm. No, not a new nooma video. A promo video for his forthcoming book: Love Wins. Before jumping on the heresy bandwagon without having even read the book (though let’s be honest, he does seem to be pretty clear about where he is […]

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Are we using language that is meaningless to our audience? This is the key – NOTHING IS COMMON KNOWLEDGE. Not in discipleship.

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Too many churches and ministries suffer from a lack of clear identity, purpose, and voice… (aka branding).

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Every time I pull up next to a Kia Soul at a red light or driving down the road, part of me expects to see Hamsters listening to hip-hop…

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Here are some great tips about the use of social media in a simple infographic. (Ministries need to pay as much attention to this as businesses.)

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