Today on The Techology Show: Kent Shaffer –

Kent holistically oversees Open Church and guides its vision. He is a ministry organizational strategist who has spent the past few years working on tech startups and consulting for groups such as LifeChurch.tv, Saddleback Church, and Catalyst Conference. He blogs about ministry at ChurchRelevance.com. While known most for his thoughts on design, marketing, and technology, Kent’s ministry roots began as a missionary’s kid in Peru and evolved into 10+ years of youth and children’s ministry at Church on the Move and LifeChurch.tv.

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Interview with Kent

They Said It –

“He could be very, very mean to people at times. Whether it was to a waitress in a restaurant, or to a guy who had stayed up all night coding. … And you’d say, ‘Why did you do that? Why weren’t you nicer?’ And he’d say, ‘I really want to be with people who demand perfection. And this is who I am.” – Walter Isaacson, the author of the authorized biography of Steve Jobs.

SOURCE: USA Today

“By 1968 I could see the tremendous harm caused by sexual experimentation—even among my friends. I could also see their lives being torn up by family disintegration and mind-altering drugs. The wonderful world they thought they were creating was simply turning to dust, ashes, and pain—enormous pain.” – Thomas Oden responding to why why he revolted against modernity.

SOURCE: Christianity Today

“It’ll take time for people to get used to my new name.I know people will still call me Nakusha. I want to give them happiness by saying my new name is Kiran.” – Kiran, a 16 year old girl who along with 284 other Indian girls was given an official name other than “unwanted.”

SOURCE: The BBC

The end of the world comes and goes….AGAIN!

Coming up

November 9, 2011 – Donna Witten, Director of Communications 12Stone Church
November 16, 2011 – Dr. Bob Whitesel (Organix)
November 23, 2011 – Dr. Mark Gorveatte, President Bethany Bible College
December 7, 2011 – Dr. JoAnne Lyon, GS Wesleyan Church
December 14, 2011 – Dr. Todd Voss, President Southern Wesleyan
January 4, 2012 – Mark Batterson