This week’s article for Mount Gambier’s local paper. If you mention Sony’s recent decision to stop producing blank tapes for Betamax video recorders to people of a certain age (usually male) you may get a response that includes the aggrieved observation that Beta was the better video recording system than VHS. You could pity those …

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I was talking with some friends this morning and we considered the challenge of communicating the Gospel in a multi-generational context. By multi-generational I mean some folk grew up believing that you work for whatever you get, and you don’t accept help from anyone. Others have grown up believing that help and support should be …

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A helpful post from Communicate Jesus. Plenty of ideas (and examples) about refinements and changes for a church website to help visitors understand what we’re about and what we do. There’s a few things I really need to attend to on the website. 20 Ways Your Church Website Can Serve Unchurched People at Communicating Jesus.

This post on Mental Floss contains this list of eleven rules, attributed to Chuck Jones, for writing Road Runner cartoons. It’s a great demonstration of a basic guide that helps make sure finished product has integrity to its creative purpose. In preaching: a sermon should not have a main takeaway of ‘try harder’; the engine …

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From Ron Edmondson. These hold true from my experience. Edmondson has invited other suggestions at his website. Here are 7 principles that can help you successfully lead change: Establish trust.You can best lead change from a pre-established trust in your leadership. New leaders should be careful not to implement a lot of major change early …

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