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Great Designers Learn from Great Design

Dexigner Newsletter

There are titles aplenty in the design and development world. I'm not so much a developer as I am a designer, but I'm not so much a graphic designer as I am a front end website developer, so some would call me a user interface designer or web user interface designer. Or perhaps …

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Saddleback Praise – Where Alva Copeland Brings Worship to Life

Yesterday, the Host Pastor of Praise, one of Saddleback's Lake Forest venues, was unable to be at services and I happened to be standing in sight of our Program Director, so I was drafted into service to fill in for the day. Saddleback offers one message in many venues so that …

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Are You Leading a Tribe?

Seth Godin wrote a book about Tribes that every Pastor and leader should read. It's all about leadership, but it skips past all the corporate, motivational, zen stuff and gets down to the root of the issue... It turns out that it's tribes, not money, not factories, that can …

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Books: Real-Time Connections – Linking Your Job With God’s Global Work

Real Time Connections by Bob Roberts

A few months ago I had the privilege of meeting Bob Roberts in his office in the Dallas area and he gave me a copy of his book, Real Time Connections: Linking Your Job with God's Global Work. He even signed it with the inscription "Change the world. Don't let people go to hell. ~ …

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How Do You Juggle It All?

Things App

Right now, I'm managing the re-launch of, several creative projects, multiple blogs, and a few other odds and ends. Some of you are managing much more (like toddlers, messy husbands, or air traffic control). I've written before that I believe this is the age of …

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Seven Ways Twitter Will Improve Your Preaching and Teaching

John Calvin published 22 volumes of commentaries on the Bible and Martin Lloyd-Jones published 9 volumes on Romans alone. What if you could remove all of the non-essential language, antiquated stories, and strip all of that knowledge down to some bite-sized, transportable truths? …

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Get More Social by Listening to Your Community

MarketMe Suite

Yesterday, we kicked off the first day of Saddleback's annual conference for church leaders, Radicalis. (In fact, you can still see it for free at for free with the code "RADRICK11".) One of my responsibilities is monitoring the social networking streams for …

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Your Resume Might Need a Re-design

Resume Writing Course

I couldn't help but comment on this Mashable post about 9 dynamic digital resumes. I know that the process of mailing (or emailing) in a resume will be around for a while, but I also think it's a virtually useless process when it comes to actually knowing a potential job …

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Coming to Radicalis? Join Me at the Social Media Lounge!

I'm stoked about Radicalis which is happening this week here at Saddleback Church. Over 2,000 leaders from around the world are gathering for inspirational messages and 15 different training tracks' worth of instructions on how to be more effective in ministry. …

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6 Ways to Abuse Your Freedom of Speech and 6 Ways to Respect It

I believe in free speech. I'm glad it's the very first thing we added to the United States Constitution. I'm all for the freedom of the press, and I think blogging, social media, and even email (as a mass distribution weapon) are all great ways to exercise this freedom. These new …

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