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Report globally and help the Church engage

A video segment from Jimmy Kimmel Live! is getting big social media play this week. People interviewed on the street could not identify a single country on a world map. Not even their own. It couldn’t possibly be this bad. Could it? Things … Continue reading

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Trust the power of discovery

In Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers’ Guide, Emmy-winning TV documentary producer Stanley Nelson writes: Saying too much — especially in the film’s narration — ruins the audience’s sense of discovery. The experience of watching a film should be making … Continue reading

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Where a monster movie breaks bad

My wife and I went to see “Jurassic World” last night because … well, we’re still not sure why. Maybe because we had a Groupon. Anyway, if you like special effects, dinosaurs, awful writing and wooden acting, then this is … Continue reading

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Open-Enders — Questions that Make Your Interview Count

Even the best interviews often start off a bit awkwardly as you’re getting to know your subject and discerning his vibe. Depending on the subject, you can find a hundred different trails to success. One good way to turn an interview … Continue reading

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Wienermobile crash causes heartache

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Choking back tears, local processed meat lovers outside Pennsylvania’s capital bid farewell to an old friend — the local Oscar Meyer Wienermobile. The Wienermobile crashed outside a popular local deli on Sunday afternoon, just after lunchtime. Efforts to … Continue reading

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WWHTD? How churches can produce more world Christians

Famed 19th-century missionary Hudson Taylor suggested a four-part process for engaging congregations in missions. 1. Missions are preached every Sunday; 2. Every person in the church knows his/her personal responsibility to support the work of missionaries; 3. Missionaries must give … Continue reading

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The church and expensive perfume

A bit random and off-topic today, but it tracks with a conversation I’ve been having with a friend. Here goes … There’s one story from the gospels I always have trouble with. It’s where Jesus lets Mary, the sister of … Continue reading

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