A lot of businesses are successful for reasons they don’t quite grasp. They’ve just stumbled upon something that works and they’ve gone from there. Krispy Kreme is that company in my mind. They had something rare, people showing up with a light comes on for hot & fresh donuts. It was a uniquely southern thing. They’d grown for a generation. They had strong fundamentals.
No offense to Branson, Missouri. But it’s not Las Vegas.
Branson has shows. It has nightlife. It has hotels. It has entertainment. It’s promoted as a fun place to go because it is a fun place to go.
But it isn’t Vegas. Vegas has better nightlife. Better hotels. Better entertainment. Vegas is promoted the way it is because there’s only one Las Vegas.
A few years back I read a blog post by a famous megachurch pastor who wrote a post pontificating some brilliant insight he offered his staff. (Yes, I mean that sarcastically.)
It went something like this: “I told my staff that if they ever doubted, even for a minute, that they were supposed to be on staff at this church that they should tell me and we’d treat them right… I’d pay them a good severance… but they should leave immediately.”
A few days ago a Christian radio show host called out Mark Driscoll for plagiarism on the air.
It was the proverbial first plate of gross school lunch thrown in what has become a little bit of a food fight between the Neo-Reformed crowd and the Progressive Patheos crowd.
Was it really plagiarism? I’m not sure that it’s the right word.
This stuff turns my stomach. People called by God and paid by a local church to be trustworthy and honorable… well, here you go.
Pastors behind bars:
We live in a society that worships personality. We worship, as heroes, the outgoing and exuberant head honcho. The #1.
Over the past few weeks I’ve visited well over 1,000 individual, local church websites.
Let me tell you: There’s a lot of truly crappy church websites out there.
Next to word of mouth recommendations from the people in your church, your church website is the most important connection tool you have.