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Confessions of A Small-Church Pastor

Palm Sunday: A Service of Lessons and Prayers

For this Palm Sunday, we took a different approach. We combined elements of the Liturgy of the Palms about the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, with elements of the...

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beauty and depravity

A vision has sprouted: Churches Standing Together for Oso Mudslide Relief.

It’s been such a heavy week processing all the news from the tragedy of the mudslides in Snohomish County in Washington or otherwise known by locals as the Oso Mudslide. On...

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Rhett Smith

Be the ‘Life-Giving’ Man That You and Others Deserve

Are you a ‘life-giving’ man? That is a question that I am often asked. It’s a term that I began to talk about in my last book, What it Means to be a Man. But...

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Frankly Speaking

Figuring It Out At Finish Line

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All Praise Blog

The Kind of Worshipper God Wants

John 4:23-24 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God...

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Agile Ministry

Taking a Sabbatical

After much prayer and consideration, I have decided that it is time to put Volunteer Centered on hold for a bit and take a break. I have been writing for 5 years and have said ...

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Ipiphanist (Show + Tell)

Journey’s End

Thanks for stopping by.This blog capturing my thoughts during NewSpring’s experiment in online church has run its course. Below are my favorite and most provocative posts...

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OrgImpact

Successful Interviewing

Congratulations!  You’ve been invited to a sit-down interview.  This means that you’ve already passed through some very significant thresholds on your path to...

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Levite Chronicles

Bonhoeffer by Metaxas – my video review

One of my goals for the year is to read new books and talk about  them. This month I read Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas (affiliate link). It’s a...

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Church Communications Pro

One easy way to improve your ministry communications at no cost

An open letter to pastors and ministry leaders: For almost two decades, I have helped churches across the US and Canada with communications consulting and training. I work with...

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Solar Crash... Where heaven and earth collide.

10,000 days

After a bliss-filled reflective Father’s Day a couple months ago, I decided to take stock of my life and worked out that I have about 10,000 good working days left....

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Outside The Box Ministry

Help 1 million people find hope in Jesus this Easter!

You are invited to be part of a concerted effort to share our faith by blogging, tweeting, posting and sharing #FallingPlates on various social networks. #FallingPlates is a...

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LifeChurch.tv : swerve

Altar Ego Book Release

I’m really excited about the release of Craig’s newest book, Altar Ego: Becoming Who God Says You Are. We are wrapping up a series by the same name at LifeChurch.tv...

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Business as Mission Network

The New Work as Worship Network site with RightNow

Seven years ago a conversation began here on this Business as Mission Network site. It was a conversation that started because too many Christians spend a great deal of time at...

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Prodigal Magazine

I Have So Much to Learn From My Sister, Africa

I sit on the ground with her, this woman in the brightly printed dress and crow’s feet from the Widow’s Village in Rwanda. She sits with a thud, because the genocide...

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Brian Barela's Blog

Passion is Central to The Future of Work

I discovered Somewhere yesterday, a new platform (only requesting invitations at this stage) that aims to help people “show the world what they do and how they work.”...

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