I Have An Idea

I have a lot of ideas actually.  But I need to finish the ideas that are right in front of me (a talk on Work for a Men’s Conference, Two Sermons For May, My Thesis) that have deadlines.  But after all these ideas processed and shipped out, I have another idea that I’d like toContinue reading “I Have An Idea”

Great Presenters

Great post from Seth Godin on what makes a great presenter. Bottom line if you don’t love your audience, you’ll never be great.  When it comes to preaching, if you don’t love the people you are speaking with then they won’t care. Perry Noble, Mark Driscoll, Rob Bell, Erwin McManus, Rick Warren . . .Continue reading “Great Presenters”

Church is Boring

What?!?! As one who as been trained to be a religious professional I probably shouldn’t creates posts about how the organization by which I am employed is boring.  That’s a pretty big no-no.  So what am I talking about? I read this post by Seth Godin. And it got me thinking . . . hereContinue reading “Church is Boring”

Do they know what we are referencing?

Read this article from Seth Godin.  Seth’s basic premise is that, as a communicator, you are not going be able to assume that everyone has seen everything.  Yesterday when I spoke, I used a Seinfeld clip, and as we were watching it, I realized that not everyone has seen Seinfeld.  With all of the choicesContinue reading “Do they know what we are referencing?”

Tribes in the Mail

  I pre-order Tribes by Seth Godin.  I’ve read enough from Godin to know that I his books are gold, and a pre-order is not a risk in anyway.  I got a pre-release copy yesterday, and I’m also going to get the copy that I actually ordered towards the end of October.  I wonder whoContinue reading “Tribes in the Mail”

Dealing with angry people

some more brilliance from Seth Godin – Angry People are Different. There was a statement that I heard yesterday, “That guy is just angry.” It’s interested that often we try to placate angry people, we ignore them, or we disregard everything they say. I’ve dealt with angry parents, and church members.  And often it’s notContinue reading “Dealing with angry people”

All Marketers are Liars – Review

Seth Godin is a marketing genius.  This book is a reminder that Marketing is story telling, and the stories we tell need to be true and authentic.  We can’t tell other people’s stories and if our stories are false we will be found out. As a church leader, it is imperative that the we tellContinue reading “All Marketers are Liars – Review”