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Recently, I read a local church notice board with a mixture of amusement and sadness. At the top of the notice board was its headline: “Presenting the unchanging Gospel of Jesus Christ in a relevant way to a changing world.” This was followed by a list of its activities: “Sunday: 10:30 – Morning Worship; 6:30 […] Read More

I was lucky enough to be among 40,000 people attending a recent Rolling Stones concert. It’s amazing that the Rolling Stones have been able to stick together for so long – more than 50 years and counting. But what’s even more amazing is that what worked and connected first in the 1960s still resonates so […] Read More

Effective leaders must not only be agile in navigating a changing context, but they must be anticipatory as well, perceiving what’s ahead before it is clearly manifested. Business strategist Daniel Burrus makes this point in a recent blog post and suggests that such leaders must create change and drive disruption “from the inside out rather […] Read More

A sermon delivered by, Joel Snider, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Rome, Ga., on October 17, 2010. Romans 12:1-2  Morning Prayer: O dear God and Father of us all, we thank you for the way that our lives are changed by your son, Jesus Christ.  We thank you that we are not constantly weighed down by […] Read More


Anyone who saw 1999’s “Being John Malkovich” knows that when screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and director Spike Jonze collaborate, the end product is both profound and strange. “Adaptation,” their second achievement together, is a little more of the former and less of the latter. Where “Malkovich” was a surreal film, “Adaptation” is more grounded in reality […] Read More