Archive for August, 2007



The Difference Between Intention and Perception

One of the biggest criticisms I get at this blog is from people who mistake my criticism of an organization’s program, project, marketing, branding, or perception for my opinion of the organization’s integrity or intentions. The truth is, the two are very different things – although in a perfect world, they should be totally in sync. Many non-profit or religious organizations out there have the best of intentions, a passion to share a great message, and wonderful motivation. But the problem usually
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Marriage Drama from Juanita Bynum

For a woman who’s TV appearances are often filled with over-the-top performances (as in a TBN appearance last year when she preached while rolling on stage on sheets covered in anointing oil), the Charlotte Observer reports what might be an incident of interest to Juanita watchers.

The Consequences of Getting "Tagged" as a Religious Film

For everyone who's debated the "pro/con" of a label like "Fox Faith" – here's an insightful article from Terry Mattingly on the New York Times Review of "The Ultimate Gift."

Do You Mix Your Ideas With Your Ego?

Want to be a great idea person? Don’t let your ideas get mixed up with your ego. I can always tell a novice in a brainstorming session. They’re the ones that keep trying to defend their ideas long after the rest of the group has moved on. They also get their feelings hurt easily – especially when
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Media for Worship – The Most Popular Software

For all you church media people, here's an interesting poll of the most popular worship presentation software programs.

Why Your Web Site Stinks

Ben Worthen has written an excellent guide to why most websites don’t work. He’s narrowed it down to four major areas, and believe me, he’s hit a chord. We sometimes forget that a successful website isn’t just about design. I’m a design guy, so that’s really important to me, but strategy is where the party really is. We have to make sure a web surfer can easily get around, and do what he or she came there to accomplish. Check out the article. It’s worth the read.

Copyright and The Church

Most pastors I know think “copyright” means “Your right to copy.” But copyright is a serious business. Here’s a good podcast from the guys at Creative Synergy about churches and copyrights. For all the people who ask me about the subject, maybe this will help.
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War-Like Imagery in Christian Ministry: A Bad Idea?


I’ve been watching media coverage from both religious and secular sources about the series of Christian stadium events called “Battle Cry,” and I have to admit to some real concerns. From a branding point of view – in today’s culture – I’ve felt for a long time that
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Try "Not to Do Lists"

When it comes to upgrading your performance, "Not-to-do" lists are often more effective than to-do lists. The reason is simple: what you don't do determines what you can do. Check out this list from Tim Ferris about cutting things out of your life to increase your productivity: Here are nine stressful and common habits that
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China – Land of Poisoned Toys and Media Crackdowns

The LA Times reports today that a major media crackdown has been launched in China in the wake of embarrassing scandals, and in light of the impending Olympics. As the company opens up (a little), they’re finding out a free press is a real pain in the neck, so it’s better in their mind to shut it down. We’ve already seen major computer companies like Microsoft and Google filtering and censoring information for the Chinese government. Remember how you thought American Internet companies were the great new bastion of freedom? Apparently,
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