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How to Defuse a Volunteer

Maybe it’s happened to you: you’re running through a regular weekend service, minding your own beeswax, and things get tense. I’m talking you-could-cut-it-with-a-knife tense. Somebody’s-about-to-blow tense. Shawty-fire-burning-on-the-dance-floor tense. Something doesn’t go as planned, systems...

Michael Brown is your neighbor.

  This week, all eyes are on Ferguson, Missouri, where an unarmed black man was killed by a policeman last Saturday. As I write, I’m grieved. Grieved over a broken family. Grieved over a broken community....

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.   Welcome to America…Now Speak English. (via @TimAStevens) Let...

Thursday Three For All

The Frugal Wow: How Small Gestures Create Lasting Loyalty. (via @HelpScout) Around these parts we talk a lot about delivering memorable moments. But those of us in ministry have a default setting that screams “memorable +...

Insert Your Own Sermon Illustration

Before we get started, you’re going to want to watch this video to set the context (HT @LaughingSquid). (And if you’re reading via an RSS feed or email subscription, you’ll wanna click here.) The...