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Born-Again Buildings: The Surprisingly Relevant Role of Congregations Amid Changing Communities | Larry Duggins

Mike’s note: This is a Speakeasy-inspired guest-post from Together: Community as a Means of Grace, by Larry Duggins. If you are a blogger or podcast host, we have a limited number of review copies still available for request, here. Everyone else, get your copy!  Popular memory recalls a time when practically everyone in a community attended […]

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How to Overcome Time-Wasters and Take Back Your Life

2016 has been such a paradox for me. Nationally, globally, and in the lives of many of my friends, it’s been a steady stream of sorrow if I don’t sugar-coat it. But personally? While feeling into all our larger cultural shifts, it’s been amazing in so many ways: My girls are growing up, Presence continues to reach new frontiers, Speakeasy is […]

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The Role of Tomorrow’s Leaders

So today Wes Roberts, a man who acts as a mentor-type in my life, gave all of his legions of mentees some homework: Watch and listen to these six [Harvard Business Review Future of Leadership] videos (none more than 15 minutes long…so take a breath…).  Two of them have multiple voices (like the first one…), so […]

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Tears for Fears: My Anxiety and Modern Life

“My Name is Mike; I’m An Anxiety Sufferer.” I don’t know if there are Panic Anonymous meetings, but if there were that’s how I imagine I could introduce myself. I’ve alluded to this on the blog before; my close friends and even many of my acquaintances know about this aspect of my life…and now I’ve decided to […]

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Wanna Become A Mind-Controlling Cult Leader?

Who doesn’t? Ten years ago – in 1999 – I thought that civilization was going to collapse on January 1, 2000. Not for any divinely-mandated apocalyptic reasons, mind you; it was all about the ‘computer bug.’ Computers would think it was 1900 due to only having two digit-spaces for the year, and all heckfire would […]

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