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Paul Tillman – ingodsway.org

family04edPaul Tillman serves as lead pastor at Oakdale Wesleyan Church of Oakdale, MN. A tactical leader, with a passion to see individuals and the Church corporate conformed to the image of Christ, he expresses this passion primarily in the areas of spiritual formation, administration, preaching, and multi-ethnic ministry. Paul has earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Grace School of Theology and Ministry, a B.A. in Humanities and Religious Studies from California State University Sacramento, an M.Div. from Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University, and is ordained in The Wesleyan Church.

Paul married his wife, Jennifer, in 2004, and have they one daughter. Although comfortable in his own skin, Paul has been blessed to live in multi-cultural communities, growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area (where he was a youth pastor), later serving in the Sacramento Metro Area, and now in Minneapolis St. Paul.

Anthony Casey – @acasey64

Heath Mullikin – heathmullikin.com

Matthew Tietje – matthewtietje.com

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mzl.cbgsdgpeDuolingo – An eight week study was independently conducted to assess the effectiveness of Duolingo as a language learning tool. The participants took one university placement Spanish language test at the beginning of the study and one at the end. The improvement of language abilities was measured as the difference between the initial and the final language test results.

The study estimated that a person with no knowledge of Spanish would need between 26 and 49 hours (or 34 hours on average) to cover the material for the first college semester of Spanish. Since a one semester university course usually takes more than 34 hours of work, this study suggests that Duolingo is more effective than university.

THEY SAID IT

9190784811_a8d5b4ff6e_oIn my estimation, there has not been in American history a more important leak than Edward Snowden’s release of NSA material, and that definitely includes the Pentagon Papers 40 years ago. Snowden’s whistleblowing gives us the possibility to roll back a key part of what has amounted to an ‘executive coup’ against the U.S. constitution.

Daniel Ellsberg, whose leak of the so-called Pentagon Papers to The New York Times in 1971 exposed the secret history of the war in Vietnam.

SOURCE: Yahoo News

Many are quick to label a person who strays from his or her marriage or relationship as a “cheater,” but it’s really not that simple. It’s time for our culture to wake up and smell the sex pheromones: monogamy is not natural for many, or probably even most, humans.

Meghan Laslocky author of The Little Book of Heartbreak: Love Gone Wrong Through the Ages and the author of an opinion piece for CNN entitled Face It: Monogamy is Unnatural.

SOURCE:  CNN

8515519537_bfe928178b_oYou can’t toss a stone without hitting a 7-inch tablet nowadays, so Huawei’s just announced the MediaPad 7 Vogue with a not-too-common feature: voice calling. If you don’t mind a large object plastered to your head, the 3G version of the slate (there’s also a WiFi-only model) will let you place network calls…

Steve Dent, tech writer and gadget enthusiast.

SOURCE:  Engadget

This is a watershed moment for transgender civil rights. We’ve said from the start that Coy deserves the same respect, dignity, and opportunity that every other student deserves.

Michael Silverman, lawyer for 6 year old Coy Mathis who won the right to use the girls bathroom at the public school because he is a transgender female.

SOURCE: Yahoo News

Coming Up

July 9, 2013 No Show

July 16, 2013 Dr. Kenneth Schenck Wesley Seminary Dean

July 30, 2013 Dr. Devon Smith Director of online learning at OWU

August 13, 2013 Jessica Harris BeggersDaughter

August 20, 2013 David Higle