Culture Needs Breakfast

Peter Drucker was right. “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” However, once you get the priority on the culture you had better have a strategy. Cool draws a crowd sometimes. But that crowd is often fickle and will run to the next season’s version of cool quicker than you expect. The strategy has to be more than cool stuff. New shiny

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The Answer Is Yes

We are all by nature “No” people. And that is understandable. USA Today, 2006: “The average 1970s city dweller was exposed to 500 to 2,000 ad messages a day. Now, it’s 3,000 to 5,000.” (J.Walker Smith) And that was before Facebook ads! Imagine how many ads we see today. Now imagine if we said “YES” to them all. We have

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I Love New York!

Well the smaller towns of New York State at least. While traveling through the State I enjoy the majestic trees and stately old houses. Often there are American flags hung out that remind me I am not in Canada. I respect the patriotism. Small Town Church I know that while the north east side of the United States is not

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Stop!

“For years it has made me queasy to hear someone say, “I guess it just wasn’t God’s will.” Usually, it is said about an enterprise attempted with faith and obedience to Jesus that didn’t appear to work. When something fails, attributing the failure to God is not the only option. We ought to place the responsibility where it belongs. As

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Where Are the Preachers?

I got something off my bucket list. One of my “Timothy’s” finally got to the place where his call to ministry was officially recognized in his church having been previously examined by a council of his peers. I had been prodding for this event for years because there was never a doubt in my mind that God has his hand

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It Happened Again

Last week Wendy and I visited another church. It was the same thing we have experienced dozens of times before. We arrived about 10 minutes before the stated service time. The parking lot was mostly empty. If we hadn’t had known better we probably would have driven away thinking we had the wrong time. We entered the back non-descript door.

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