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by Skip Heitzig The world is full of oxymorons (not just morons). I’m sure you know that an oxymoron is a phrase consisting of words that seem to contradict each other, like: airline food, government organization, jumbo shrimp, or freezer burn. Allow me to challenge you with

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America is reeling again. Families have been ripped apart and individual lives have been torn apart. One day we’re reeling from devastating hurricanes, the next day we’re torn apart by racial divisions, the next day we’re ripped apart by the worst mass shooting in our

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It’s simple and straightforward. Leaders of declining churches have five choices. Let me clarify. In theory, the choices are simple. But putting them to practice is not so easy. So when pastors or other church leaders ask me what they can do about their declining church, I

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What qualities does a great leader possess? Talent? Charisma? Confidence? Typically, great leaders are smart. They’re good connectors. They’re good decision makers and, even more importantly, decision managers. In most of our thinking about great leadership, we often skip over one particular characteristic that has a surprising influence on a

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I’m terribly sorry I just evangelized all over you. That’s how we can feel after spewing a full stomach of precious information on an unsuspecting stranger or friend. It can seem like sharing our faith requires shoveling coal into the engine, getting the big gears going,

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by Laura Harris Smith I am one of those gals who do all their shopping online. I research, compare, read reviews and then make my final purchase choices. I will never forget the day, years ago as a new online shopper, when I noticed the tiny

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