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Are microphones a problem?

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Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up […]

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The Risk of Tribes

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“An individual artist needs only a thousand true fans in her tribe. It’s enough.” Seth Godin, Tribes: Why We Need You to Lead Us Church leader-types read that and universally underlined it. They thought “Seth Godin said it, I believe it, that’s absolutely true. I need that in my life.” They did the math in […]

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Data Points

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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 […]

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Las Vegas expectations, Branson budget

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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 […]

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3 Blessings of the Complainer

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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 […]

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