Author - dougleslie

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Illusion of Social Media
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Partnership For Change
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Are We Producing Cymbalic Fruit?
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Getting The Most Out Of GMAIL
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Leadership Is More Than A Greasy Pole

Illusion of Social Media

    Social media has a death grip on our culture. And the Christian sub-culture is no less addicted to the lure and illusion of the perceived anonymity of “free speech” that it brings to bear. We in the Christian West have been swept up in the frenzy of the 24-hour news cycle and the instantaneous gratification of getting our opinion “out there” for the world to know. However, the self ascribed freedom that Facebook[…]

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Partnership For Change

        As scientist, entrepreneur and Polaroid co-founder, Edwin Land rightly stated, “Politeness is the poison of collaboration.” As a person who leans heavily on collaboration in my everyday life, this is never more true than   in Christian ministry circles. More still, the silence continues to grow between the western church and para-church as the unsaid offenses simmer beneath the surface and are rarely ever resolved. As Churches throughout the country step into[…]

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Are We Producing Cymbalic Fruit?

I have been working on a manuscript for a while now about my view on the modern western church. I was reading over the first four chapters again the other day just to see if I really wanted to pursue it any further. After all it may have been an exercise to get something off my chest and not really something suitable for publication. Today, I saw a Facebook post regarding an article in The[…]

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Getting The Most Out Of GMAIL

As an organization, we use Google Apps as a staple in our email and calendar communications strategy. It is simple and consistent from a user’s experience and we appreciate the ability to integrate into so many third party software options. ChurchMag initially posted the following infographic, “How To Become a GMAIL Power User”.  It is loaded with great information and worth your time to look through.  If you are not currently a Gmail user for your[…]

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Leadership Is More Than A Greasy Pole

SOLITUDE AND LEADERSHIP: If you want others to follow, learn to be alone with your thoughts Consider these paragraphs: “So what I saw around me were great kids who had been trained to be world-class hoop jumpers. Any goal you set them, they could achieve. Any test you gave them, they could pass with flying colors. They were, as one of them put it herself, “excellent sheep.” I had no doubt that they would continue[…]

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