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changing lives fun life

1,002 Activities

With a 4.5 mile run today, I recorded 1,0002 activities with the RunKeeper app. I have had on and off seasons of running over the years. Here’s a snapshot of my mileage each month. One of the gaps in 2018 was when I switched to using MapMyRun for a bit. Now, I am day 260 […]

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changing lives church

Institute: Real Life Outcomes (4 of 5)

I spent last week at a youth camp,¬†Institute 2010: God’s All Stars, which is a ministry of the Conference Council on Youth Ministry of the Kansas East Annual Conference. This post is part of a series reflecting on the week and making applications for the local church. I have a tendency, for good and bad, […]

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ministry question and response

Who are the major competitors¬†to Resurrection Online?

I am working with a design firm on a redesign of the Resurrection Online website and part of the process is an assessment of the current website, including: “Who are your major “competitors”?” I can tell you that it is not primarily other churches. For Resurrection Online, competitors include All other content on the web. […]

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leadership

Reading Time: Blogs vs. Books

One of my responsibilities as a pastor is to be theologian in residence for the congregation which I serve. One of the ways that I seek to do this is through reading and study – primarily of the Bible and secondarily in other sources. I use Google Reader to keep up with blogs. I currently […]

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Speedlinking – April 9, 2010

These are posts that I enjoyed and recommend. Enjoy! Joseph presents A Downside to Youth Ministry A photo from Ben representing HCR in Small Town Middle America. Signal vs. Noise presents a concept, Profits = Freedom, which I believe could apply to the church. Things That Happen at Starbucks VI (Peete’s Coffee Version) has a […]

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changing lives life

Simple Life: Time, Relationships, Money, God

Simple Life: Time, Relationships, Money, God by Thom S. and Art Rainer is a follow up to Simple Church: Returning to God’s Process for Making Disciples with the focus shifting from church to one’s personal life. Rainer and Rainer suggest moving through action steps of clarity, movement, alignment and focus in the areas of time, […]

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Speedlinking – August 19, 2009

Children, Children Everywhere – From my Dad’s trip to Africa The Report of Section 23 – From my Dad’s trip to Africa Preaching at Streamview – From my Dad’s trip to Africa Soon I Will Be a Dad. I Am Learning New Things All the Time – Excellent tip! Church Online: Strengths – Reflections from […]

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Speedlinking – July 6, 2009

Beginning Another New (Appointive) Year is an excellent reflection on the appointment process and one leader’s experience. I appreciated the guidance at 10 Ways to Create Margin. I want to always be able to say, “I do not counsel people. I teach them to pray.” Three Months with Twitter chronicles @ashleealley’s venture into this media. […]

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question and response

Why were the disciples afraid to ask him when they did not understand?

I have had the opportunity to lead the Builders Sunday Morning Small Group for three weeks studying the gospel according to Mark. This question was from a breakout group studying Mark 8:31-9:1, 9:30-32 and 10:32.34. Another good question about fear. I could see the disciples feeling as if they should understand what Jesus was teaching […]