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The Beauty of Being Human

Backwards Understanding You’ve probably heard some variation of the quote: “Life can only be understood backwards.” The source is the Danish philosopher Kiekegaard, and his point was that clarity for our lives forward lies in looking to the past. That’s how it works here, as we look back to the[…]

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Don’t Be Caught in the 99%

Would it surprise you to know that only 1%-3% of churches have any sort of an intentional leadership development process/pipeline/system? It surprised me. Even among “mega” churches the percentage, according to leading researchers, remains the same. Why? You should ask yourself that question, as should I. I can offer you three[…]

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Visionary Leaders Must be Stopped

Several years have gone by since my family lived in Chattanooga, TN, but I still think of it often. Chattanooga is an interesting city, with a made over downtown that is teeming with art, culture, and good food. Chattanooga, like many other places, is still trying to find an identity[…]

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Fewer Young Adults Attend Church

A majority of young adults, age 18 to 29, don’t pray, don’t worship and don’t read the Bible according to LifeWay Christian Resources: 65% identify themselves as Christian, while 14% say they are atheist or agnostic, 14% list no religious preference, and 8% claim other religions. 65% rarely or never[…]

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Neutral Jesus

On the 22nd of this month I tweeted, there is no neutrality with God. You either actively pursue Him or actively oppose Him. Though this statement would seem to be divisive, it’s true…but when truth is determined in degree’s and not absolutes, then this “all or nothing” statement becomes the source of[…]

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