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Blog Entry | Christian Living >
I truly believe there’s a home-shaped hole in each human heart that only God can fill. Unfortunately, many attempt to fill that hole with other things. In today’s post, I want to explore the alternative of what life is like when we choose not to make Christ our home. ALTERNATIVE: ESTRANGEMENT Therefore speak to them and tell them, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Any man of the house of Israel who sets up his idols in his heart, puts right befor»
Blog Entry | Church Leadership >
HootSuite was certainly the first well-known multi-social media management tool to be developed and used by small and large businesses, making its debut in 2008.  While it’s a great platform for various reasons, there are also some features that can be problematic for some. One of the biggest downsides to HootSuite is the cost for its more professional features – fifty bucks a month per analytics report after the monthly free one; and using»
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With Google Reader shutting down on July 1, here are the best alternatives in my view. Feedly Digg Reader If you read this blog by RSS, thanks for subscribing and don’t let the Google Reader shut-down get in your way with keeping up! So here’s some info on how to make the switch to a good Google Reader replacement. Feedly It is super easy to switch to feedly. It easily transfers all of your Google Reader feeds, and the interface is very simil»
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A post from a couple of years ago. Last night I bought a CD.  Yes, I bought a CD rather than downloading iTunes.  It was an 80′s alternative rock anthology.  What I realized after listening to it for a while was that I tried to live an alternative lifestyle for much of my life without realizing it. When I was a teenager, I bought and collected comic books.  At it’s zenith, my comic book buying reached around $100 per month.  Put that in»
Blog Entry | Devotionals >
Groundhog Day always brings to mind the movie by the same name. In the film, Bill Murray’s character, Phil, travels to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to report on the same boring groundhog. Phil views the annual observance as a sign that there is really no “to­morrow.” So the film depicts him living out this deception. If you can’t see this video in your RSS reader or email, then click here. He wakes up every morning and experiences the sam»
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Groundhog Day always brings to mind the movie by the same name. In the film, Bill Murray’s character, Phil, travels to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to report on the same boring groundhog and the same boring people who get excited about it. Phil views the annual observance as a sign that there is really no “to­morrow.” So the film depicts him living out this deception. He wakes up every morning and experiences the same Groundhog Day over and»
Blog Entry | Men >
Kids are terrible at telling jokes. Sometimes they nail the punchline and send adults into hysterical laughter. Most of the time kids tell jokes that make no sense or they bungle the delivery. Creative Commons, sunnyUK The other day we were driving home from school and I'd had it with the knock knock jokes. I haven't heard any new ones since 4th grade. And then it occurred to me... Why not mix up the answer to»
Blog Entry | Church Leadership >
This is a guest post by Matt Mitchell, a local church pastor and the author of Resisting Gossip: Winning the War of the Wagging Tongue a new book on a topic about which I care deeply. *** So, you don’t want to gossip, right? If you’re like me, you don’t want to fall into a pattern of sinful gossip because you know how hurtful and harmful it can be and how much God hates it. But it’s not always that easy to resist, is it? The Bible says,»
Blog Entry | Discipleship >
I’ve been getting ready for an upcoming trip with our high school students to CIY Move in Durango, CO. (CIY is a great organization, and if you’ve never taken students to one of their conferences or mission experiences, you should definitely check them out.) As I’ve been preparing, I’ve been keeping an eye on the fires that are currently burning in the mountains of Colorado. It’s one thing to drive the church vans over the continental d»
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from unseminary: Ministry leaders think if they just get their event or program “promoted from the stage” people will flood into it. Church communications people are peppered with requests all the time for people wanting to get “their deal” in