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Sep 22, 2017
news, fake news, truth, issues
Fake Apocalypse News Shouldn't Eclipse Real Tragedy NewsImage: Eric Pancer

Fake Apocalypse News Shouldn't Eclipse Real Tragedy News

There are real issues that deserve full coverage, not another fake story about the end of the world.

The need for good journalism has never been more pressing. Time and time again I have written about fake news. And over and over we find more of it, and more people believing it.

Rohingya Muslims are fleeing Myanmar for their lives. Puerto Rico is picking up the pieces after ...

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Sep 22, 2017
leadership, instinct, experience, tools

Leadership Is Not About You

Leadership means hard work and service.
Leadership Is Not About You
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Leadership is not about you.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that leadership is not for you—leadership is something you can learn and excel at. But no matter how many theories you study or how many clubs you led in high school, if your leadership is about ...

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Sep 21, 2017
religion, religious, liminal, none

20% of Americans Are on the Threshold of Religion

New research on American religion.
20% of Americans Are on the Threshold of Religion
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An important trend in American religion has been the rise of the religious nones. A religious none is someone who has no religious affiliation. They are given this name because when researchers survey them as to which religious faith they affiliate with, they check the box “none.” ...

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Sep 20, 2017
leadership, instinct, experience, tools

Can Leadership Be Learned?

You do not have to be a natural-born leader to become a great leader.
Can Leadership Be Learned?
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Is leadership something we’re born with, or is it something we learn?

Yes. Both-and.

Some people seem to be born with leadership skills. These people may be more charismatic, sometimes more extraverted, more affirming. Maybe he or she was president of their class and captain ...

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Sep 19, 2017
small town, rural matters, church planting

Go Where The Humans Are: What One Movement’s Small Town Task Force Has Learned So Far

If there are humans in small towns, then they need churches.
Go Where The Humans Are: What One Movement’s Small Town Task Force Has Learned So Far
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“Is Vineyard committed to planting churches in small town America?” Five years later, I still can’t believe I asked the question. It was directed to Michael Gatlin, national coordinator of Multiply Vineyard, Vineyard’s church planting arm. The occasion ...

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Sep 18, 2017
evangelism, podcast

When Disasters Bring Out the Best in Our Gospel Witness

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
When Disasters Bring Out the Best in Our Gospel Witness

Episode 32: When Disasters Bring Out the Best in Our Gospel Witness

Ed Stetzer, executive director of the Billy Graham Center, talks about the role of people of faith during times of natural disasters. In this moment of need, we can speak into their hurts and lend a helping hand. ...

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Sep 18, 2017
graduate school, masters degree, humanitarian, disaster relief

One-on-One with Jamie Aten on the New MA in Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership Program at Wheaton College

New master's degree seeks to prepare the next generation of humanitarian and disaster professionals.

After much planning and preparation, Wheaton College has just launched the first-of-its-kind MA in Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership Program. I recently chatted with Dr. Jamie Aten, founder and executive director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute, about the program. ...

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