It Was One of TV’s Longest Running Shows

ER 15 Years (1994-2009) 331 episodes  It introduced actors like George Cloney, Juliana Margulies, Anthony Edwards and so many others.  It won 23 Primetime Emmy Awards, including the 1996 Outstanding Drama Series award, and received 124 Emmy nominations, which makes it the most nominated drama program in history.[1] ER won 116 awards in total, including … More It Was One of TV’s Longest Running Shows

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5 Strategies for Involving Non-Reading-Men in Discipleship

Friday is for Heart Songs I was sitting with a fellow leader in the church talking about ministry. Specifically, our strategy of up-stream vs down stream ministries. Downstream ministries are reactive, up-stream ministries are proactive.  The subject of getting men involved in discipling their families came up. “How do you deal with men who say … More 5 Strategies for Involving Non-Reading-Men in Discipleship

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Holy Spirit Theology; Warrior Culture; Incarnation; Parenting Boys; Nelson Mandela Irony; the Surveillance State and much more

Weekend Links Very busy season and a thrilling season to be a pastor charged with opening the bread of life. Enjoy. Thinking Better About Ministry Dear Obscure Pastor  (Lisa Robinson—encouragement for those who labor in obscurity and faithfulness) The Pressure to Plagiarize: Part 3  (Neil Cole—a final post in the series and a good one. … More Holy Spirit Theology; Warrior Culture; Incarnation; Parenting Boys; Nelson Mandela Irony; the Surveillance State and much more

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Persecuted Church; Plagiarism among Pastors; Paying in Blood; Elephant Room News; and much more.

Weekend Links Video, audio, articles, —it’s all here. As always, inclusion here doesn’t necessarily mean support of all of the particulars in any. Documenting the Demise of Western Culture How Same-sex Marriage Will Hurt You  (Besides bringing down the wrath of God, some practical considerations.) Lincoln Was Wrong: the Southern States Could Legally Succeed?  (An … More Persecuted Church; Plagiarism among Pastors; Paying in Blood; Elephant Room News; and much more.

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Neil Cole: A Bridge (destruction) Too Far (Is Preaching Part of Discipleship)

Over on Facebook yesterday, Neil Cole started a discussion that was quite lengthy with a retweet of @lanceford: If North American pastors worked as hard at Disciple-making as they do on Sermon-making we could change the world//Prob true! I’m not sure if the “Prob true!” comment is Neil’s or Lanceford’s. The Discussion went on for … More Neil Cole: A Bridge (destruction) Too Far (Is Preaching Part of Discipleship)

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Micro Churches; Orwellian Times; Untapped Leadership Secrets; Investing in the Wrong People; Religious Persecution; Neil Cole;

Weekend Links Controversy, help, questions, answers, more questions, practical, theoretical, theological—it’s all here in this week’s end of the week links. As always … I link them, I don’t endorse all that is in them. Building Better Leaders / Understanding Groups Five Keys to Saddleback’s Amazing Growth of Small Groups (Mark Howell in Small Group … More Micro Churches; Orwellian Times; Untapped Leadership Secrets; Investing in the Wrong People; Religious Persecution; Neil Cole;

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What Does it Mean to “Raise the Bar on What it Means to be a Disciple”?

Thursday is for Discipleship “Lower the bar on what it means to be a church. Raise the bar on what it means to be a disciple.”  –Neil Cole Whatever you think of the overall approach of Neil Cole [That’s Neil pictured on the right.] and the Organic Church movement, this mantra is hard to argue … More What Does it Mean to “Raise the Bar on What it Means to be a Disciple”?

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Sowing Seed or Seed Substitutes? The Problem We Haven’t Understood

Thursday is for Discipleship When you find something good, share it with others. Here’s a great video from Neil Cole to challenge your thinking on making disciples. This video will go by so fast, you will want to watch it twice and both times it will be a challenge to go out and make disciples.  … More Sowing Seed or Seed Substitutes? The Problem We Haven’t Understood

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Nutter’s Speech; Luther’s Prayers; Neil Cole’s Re-do List; Sola Scriptura and more

Weekend Links (8-20-2011) The Links this week are wide-ranging and filled with wisdom. As always, a link here does not mean that I endorse or agree with every issue or perspective related. But all of these will challenge your thinking and perspective Growing in Grace and Knowledge For God So Loved the World (Ligonier Ministries) … More Nutter’s Speech; Luther’s Prayers; Neil Cole’s Re-do List; Sola Scriptura and more

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