Author - dougleslie

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Who is Your Choice for Online Giving?
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Facing Reality
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Illusion of Social Media
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Partnership For Change
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Are We Producing Cymbalic Fruit?

Who is Your Choice for Online Giving?

If you are a nonprofit two items are indispensable to you. 1) An engaging website and 2) Online giving.  After searching for an inexpensive AND reliable online giving option I have chosen BlueFire Donations.  Here’s why: [Tweet “4 simple reasons why you should use BlueFire Donations (@gobluefire)”] Super Affordable You can’t get better affordability than FREE.  BlueFire is free to add to your site.  There are no monthly fees, API fees, or per transaction fees.  They serve as the[…]

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Facing Reality

  Much has been said by all sides, both is disgust and with adulation, regarding the new administration of Donald Trump. Regardless of political affiliation, one thing is for certain, he is everyone’s President. Reminiscent of the  apprehension conservatives experienced with the election of Barack Obama, those on the liberal side of the electorate, will have to come to terms with the new President. To say with great emotion “Not my President!” accomplishes little apart[…]

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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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