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It takes a village, they say, to raise a child, and evidently it takes a social network to bring people together who have been isolated and alone. It occurs to me that Mr. Rogers was the Dallas Willard of spiritual formation for children, and it …
Heart and Availability Trump Talent and Experience "Dont' be impressed by experience or ability; be impressed with heart and availability." I'll never forget the Sunday that we moved in to our new church auditorium, replete with all the new gear to make the room look and sound great. That's when Mr …
I've been a member of the Screen Actors Guild for 48 years (Holy cinema, Sparky!) and that means that I get free DVDs of all the votable movies for the awards presentation each year. Whoopee! Yep, I get 'em all—"Argo," "The Best Exotic …
Christmas Gift Ideas for Tech Arts LeadersThey're behind-the-scenes guys and gals who show up early and stay late to ensure every service goes as smoothly as possible. They sit in the hot seat behind the audio console where hardly a service goes by without one person telling them it was …
Church Wider-ScreenBack in 2002 I wrote a widely-publicized article about all churches needing to make the move to 16:9 aspect ratio widescreen. Almost 11 years later, it turns out I was almost right. The idea that 16:9 aspect ratio allows for the width to type in …
Pastors, Please Don't Ever Do ThisI'll never forget the moment I blew it live in front of 2,500 worshipers at church mixing Front of House on Sunday morning. I was 22 years old when the accident happened and the moment is seared into my mind. The senior pastor was wrapping up his …
Can you really learn how to make your church more effective by looking at the Apple Store culture? Carmine Gallo, has written a book called The Apple Experience: Secrets to Building Insanely Great Customer Loyalty. "The Apple Store is the most …
Everybody Likes a FerrariIs more expensive technology what your church really needs? Sometimes, we're told that only "high end" equipment will solve our problems. Is this really true? Technology is a lot like cars: sure, everybody likes a Ferrari, but the majority of us …
Ministry is NOT neutral and I'm always curious to know what others have experienced in their churches. Many folks write to tell me their disconcerting stories. The names of my "informants," for obvious reasons, have been changed! Too much …
I love a good worship service and I love a good magic show, and most of the time I can easily tell the difference. That may seem a little strident, but reliance on "tricks of the trade" to reveal God may, in fact, make Him harder to find. In worship …
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