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Thursday Three For All

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the big bold print to read the entire article.)   How Environmental Immersion Leads To Creative …

Published: 2 days agoNew

[Freebie!] 5 Plumb Lines for Guest Services

Eight years ago this month, the blogosphere got just a teensy bit more crowded with the debut of Connective Tissue. To celebrate, I’m releasing a free PDF download of my very first booklet, 5 Plumb Lines for Guest Services. That’s right: free. Nada. Zip. Zilch. No …

Published: 4 days ago

Guest Services and the Gap

The corporate gathering of believers serves many purposes: it is a family reunion. A time of mutual encouragement. A moment to join voices and minds and hands and hearts in order to proclaim the majesty of God. A regular reminder of the truth of …

Published: 7 days ago

Flashback Friday: Your Guests Aren’t the Problem

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you! It was roughly 1 PM on a Sunday afternoon. The place was largely deserted, there were less than half a dozen other …

Published: 1 week ago

Thursday Three for All

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the big bold print to read the entire article.)   7 Reasons to Put Down Your …

Published: 1 week ago

Eight Ways to Develop a Critical Eye

Today we wrap a short series called Critical Eyes vs. Critical Spirits. In the last post we discussed Seven Ways to Know if You Have a Critical Spirit, which was – just so you know – pretty self-convicting and the blogosphere equivalent of pounding myself in the …

Published: 1 week ago

Seven Ways to Know if You Have a Critical Spirit

In the last post, I set up a short series about Critical Eyes vs. Critical Spirits. In any type of leadership, critical eyes are a must. We have to be able to identify and strip away anything that might compete for the vision of our …

Published: 2 weeks ago

Critical Eye vs. Critical Spirit

Everybody’s a critic. I know it’s true about me, and I’m going to assume – with a surprising level of accuracy in the middle of that assumption – that it’s true about you. Whether you’re in ministry or married, whether you’re a parent or …

Published: 2 weeks ago

Flashback Friday: Trash Your Vision

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you! I’m usually not a huge fan of chain Mexican restaurants. Oh sure, the food is usually good and my family digs ’em, …

Published: 2 weeks ago

Thursday Three For All

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the big bold print to read the entire article.)   Whose Armor Are You Bearing? (via @_michaelkelley) Good …

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