Archive for the ‘The Christian Walk’ Category

Come, Long-Expected Jesus!
No Comments » November 30, 2016

Come, Long-Expected Jesus!

Advent rarely was a matter of wreaths and candles. In my home and church, Advent appeared in a nativity set and the memorization of scripture.

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18 Thankful Thoughts for Church Communicators at Thanksgiving
5 Comments » November 14, 2016

18 Thankful Thoughts for Church Communicators at Thanksgiving

Oh, Thanksgiving, we love you. It's a not-so-subtle reminder to be thankful for the good things we see as church communicators, like the demise of MySpace.

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#162: Quit Politics
No Comments » October 24, 2016

#162: Quit Politics

Churches need to quit the divisiveness of politics and embrace the opportunity to speak hope and love without turning people away.

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Opportunity to Offer Hope at Certification Lab
2 Comments » July 19, 2016

Opportunity to Offer Hope at Certification Lab

At Certification Lab we learn how to communicate well. And that's exactly what our culture needs right now. They need hope in the face of fear.

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#151: Quit Worshiping Nations
No Comments » June 29, 2016

#151: Quit Worshiping Nations

Celebrate your national heritage, but remember that we are citizens of heaven. We pledge allegiance to more than patriotism.

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How to Write a Testimony: Gospel Storytelling
No Comments » June 27, 2016

How to Write a Testimony: Gospel Storytelling

Let's explore a classic storytelling structure that can help your church share testimonies and show what God is doing in your congregation.

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Orlando to Ramadan: The Communication of Outreach
No Comments » June 22, 2016

Orlando to Ramadan: The Communication of Outreach

The Orlando shooting and a Ramadan outreach illustrate that as society changes, we must learn how to communicate and relate to people we disagree with.

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Bono on Honest Creativity in Church
4 Comments » June 6, 2016

Bono on Honest Creativity in Church

Bono says church music isn't honest. But is the problem musicians who aren't honest or pastors who don't bring that conversation into the worship service?

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How Your Church Can Be a Voice in the 2016 Presidential Election
No Comments » April 13, 2016

How Your Church Can Be a Voice in the 2016 Presidential Election

In a divisive political season (and election), how can the church be a voice of grace, hope and love? We need to share the message of the gospel.

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Get Out of the Sanctuary & Into the Streets
No Comments » February 17, 2016

Get Out of the Sanctuary & Into the Streets

Churchgoers love church, but outsiders don't. The church can no longer assume people want to come to us. We need to get out and go where the people are.

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Ashes to Go: Taking Church to the Streets
No Comments » February 8, 2016

Ashes to Go: Taking Church to the Streets

The traditional Ash Wednesday service takes to the streets with Ashes to Go, a reminder for churches to go and do the gospel in their neighborhoods.

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Preparation for Easter: Ash Wednesday and Lent
No Comments » February 1, 2016

Preparation for Easter: Ash Wednesday and Lent

We asked five church communicators what they do for Ash Wednesday and Lent. These traditional times are ideal preparation leading into Easter.

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Embracing MLK Day
No Comments » January 16, 2016

Embracing MLK Day

Every year I'm a little bit amazed we have a national holiday for a pastor. And every year I'm a little bit amazed the church doesn't embrace it more fully. ...

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Stop Skipping Christmas
No Comments » December 16, 2015

Stop Skipping Christmas

While you’re busy planning, creating and making the best Christmastime your church has ever experienced, don’t forget the birth of Jesus was for you too.

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Star Wars & Church Communication
3 Comments » December 14, 2015

Star Wars & Church Communication

Star Wars and the church? How are we making that connection? We find your lack of faith disturbing. A story of hope overcoming evil always relates.

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