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Archive for September 2009

philosophy Article
7 Comments » September 30, 2009

Purpose, Values, Vision & Mission

If you’re like me, whenever you hear words like “vision,” “values,” “purpose” and “mission,” your eyes start to glaze over. Then your ears start ringing with all of the vision/mission/purpose/values ...

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poll-results Article
1 Comment » September 30, 2009

Boycotting Poll Results

If you follow us on Twitter, you might have noticed a story we linked to about a church from Florida who was removing all of their Pepsi machines to protest ...

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the-christian-walk Article
6 Comments » September 29, 2009

We’re Sorry, One More Time

Recently, I gave a little bit of a rough time to Christian apologists. All too often, I’ve found myself wanting to apologize because it’s the cool thing to do in ...

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reviews Article
2 Comments » September 28, 2009

Lord, Save Us From Your Followers

This weekend, my wife and I ventured out to the Portland screening of Lord, Save Us From Your Followers after some high praises from our own Brad Abare and friend ...

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events Article
5 Comments » September 25, 2009

Cultivate 2009: See you in Chicago!

I’ve said it before: The best part of conferences aren’t the speakers, it’s the relationships and conversations that happen at the conference. A new conference, Cultivate, has embraced that and ...

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events Article
No Comments » September 24, 2009

MinistryCOM 2009 Recap

Two weeks ago the MinistryCOM conference came together outside Chicago, kicking off the Fall church communication event schedule (seriously–have you checked out the fall line up?). Our own Brad Abare ...

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poll-results Article
5 Comments » September 23, 2009

Ramadan Poll Results

Recently, we discussed Brian McLaren’s celebration of Ramadan as an interesting way of him communicating love to his Muslim neighbors. As is always the case, some commenters agreed and some ...

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advertising Article
22 Comments » September 23, 2009

Catholics Come Home: The Role of Denominations

It looks like the Catholic church is ramping up their “Catholics Come Home” campaign. The LA Times reported that the diocese of Sacramento is “preparing to air several thousand prime-time ...

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church-business Article
5 Comments » September 22, 2009

The Case for a Communications Director

Tim Schraeder is exploring a simple question: should churches hire full-time communications staffers? Admittedly, he’s got a bit of a bias, being the director of communications at Park Community Church ...

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advertising Article
8 Comments » September 21, 2009

Is Advertising a Silly Place to Spend?

Thousand of churches in Australia are about to embark in “Christianity’s largest ever Australian advertising push.” But one lecturer in consumer behavior and advertising says that this money is being spent ...

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graphic-design Article
Comments Off September 19, 2009

Follow-Up to the Rick Warren/Spec Work Debate

On Thursday evening we posted an entry trying to address the issue of spec work through the current example of Rick Warren’s book cover design contest. In less than 24 ...

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graphic-design Article
133 Comments » September 17, 2009

An Open Letter to Rick Warren about Spec Work

Editor’s Note: We closed the comments on this post as they took a turn for the worse. We explained our reasoning for closing comments and the rationale for this post ...

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resources Article
11 Comments » September 17, 2009

Church Coaches & Reviewing the Pay-for-a-Mentor Model

Have you noticed what could be the latest trend in the church world? Coaching. Seems like all the big names have been drafted, including Kem Meyer, Tony Morgan, Greg Surratt ...

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poll-results Article
2 Comments » September 16, 2009

What Sucks Poll Results

You don’t have to read deep into our site to know that we think church marketing can suck. But you visit our site, so maybe you think it sucks, too. ...

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the-christian-walk Article
5 Comments » September 16, 2009

We’re Sorry, Again and Again

Recently, Just Wallpaper published an open letter to those who have been burned by churches. I’ve either heard or seen similar apologies other places, and I just can’t decide how ...

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