Today on The Techology Show:

Mark Waltz – becausepeoplematter.com

Mark Waltz is a unifying force at Granger Community Church where as pastor of connections, he oversees adult relational connections, including groups, guest services and volunteer strategies. Mark’s book, First Impressions: Creating Wow Experiences in Your Church, addresses the issues of guest attendance growth and volunteer development, offering strategies for making high-impact first impressions. His book, Lasting Impressions, picks up where First Impressions leaves off. How do you help visitors to your church find a place of genuine belonging?

He is married to Laura and together they have a daughter Olivia. A trip to the mall, a night at the movies, or a week at the beach are a few of the favorite pastimes Mark enjoys with them.

Beth Petersen – facebook.com/beth.i.petersen

Anthony Casey – facebook.com/acasey64

Heath Mullikin – heathmullikin.com

Matthew Tietje – matthewtietje.com

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Interview with Mark Watlz

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THEY SAID IT

“Do you do a game show about the Bible? But I thought, Okay, God, you know I’m an idiot, so you’ve got to make this clear if you want me to do this or not.” - Jeff Foxworthy explaining his initial hesitancy to be the host of GSN’s new game show Bible Challenge.

SOURCE: Christianity Today

“Marijuana is not harmless, particularly for adolescents.” – Madeline Meier a lead researcher at Duke University on a recent study focused on the use of marijuana. The study tracked more than 1,000 New Zealanders from birth to 38. Among other things, the study revealed that “regular marijuana use before age 18 causes significant and lasting harm to intelligence, attention span and memory.”

SOURCE: USA Today

“Human love is directed to the other person for his own sake, spiritual love loves him for Christ’s sake.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer encouraging believers to explore what it means to love our neighbor.

SOURCE: Life Together

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September 4, 2012 – John Saddington

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September 11, 2012 – Tim Stevens, Executive Pastor from Granger Community Church

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September 18, 2012 – LeRoy/Summers

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September 25, 2012 – Lenny Luchetti

Preaching Essentials

October 2, 2012 – Rachel Held Evans

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October 9, 2012 – Claire Diaz-Ortiz

Twitter for Good

October 16, 2012 – Dan & Joy Irvin

October 23, 2012 – Dr. Timothy Tennent, Asbury Theological Seminary President

October 30, 2012- Dr. James Emery White

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November 6, 2012 – Shawn Lovejoy

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November 20, 2012 – Dr. JoAnne Lyon

November 27, 2012 – Phil Stevenson

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