A Whole New Mind

A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink http://www.danpink.com. Daniel Pink has written a very interesting book about the coming shift from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age. He makes an interesting claim that the Information Age is already over and a new way of doing business has begun. The book is mostly about business […]

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Improve Your Preaching

One of my favorite blog sites is http://presentationzen.com because it takes a critical look at the way people present information in a public setting. As a pastor, I’ve been presenting information to people for a while now, and I’ve been using powerpoint to be a visual aid in the process, but this site has changed […]

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The 28 Day Evangelism Tract

While reading The Purpose Driven Life tonight, I had the thoughts run through my mind that went something like this: If I really want this book to affect me, I need to ponder it through my day. If I want to ponder it, I need to have it condensed into ponderable form. I really appreciate […]

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What do pastors get paid?

The Southern Baptist convention does a study each year of church staff compensation based on a number of demographic factors. This year’s study is now online: 2006 SBC Compensation Study They provide many different ways to view the study data. Choose customized report, enter your church information, and see how nice you treat your pastor […]

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A New Evangelism Tract

No one came to last night’s Bible 101 study that I had scheduled at our house. In light of that, I’ve determined to not focus on programs that aim to “get people to come” and instead, focus on meeting people one-to-one to key in on evangelism and discipleship. In light of that, I’ve decided to […]

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I’m an Enthusiast

According to the “Enneagram,” I am an Enthusiast. Here are some quotes from the website: The Busy, Fun-Loving Type: Spontaneous, Versatile, Acquisitive, and Scattered Easily become accomplished achievers, generalists who do many different things well: multi-talented. Practical, productive, usually prolific, cross-fertilizing areas of interest. How to motivate me. Sevens want to maintain their freedom and […]

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Pastor Hacking?

I don’t know if you have this problem, but I am a procrastinating distracted creative learning computer geek I generally have between 10 and 20 projects going on all at the same time, but I almost never finish any of them because I get new ideas and set to work on the new ones forgetting […]

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Free Demographics

I just came across a wonderful set of resources for free demographic information. One of the coolest sites I’ve seen in a while is run by USAToday: http://www.usatoday.com/news/bythenumbers/front.htm But, for many resources all packed together, check out this site. http://www.efca.org/planting/demographics/index.html

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