Today on The Techology Show:

Phil Stevenson  – @PhilStevenson

Phil has an extensive background in coaching denominational leaders, pastors, and church planters. He has consulted on church growth & multiplication issues with a variety of denominations including the Wesleyan Church, the Nazarene Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Free Methodist Church, and The Evangelical Church. He has written four books: The Ripple Church, Five Things Anyone Can Do To Lead Effectively, Five Things Anyone Can Do To Help Their Church Grow, and Five Things Anyone Can Do to Help Start a New Church. He has had articles published in a variety of periodicals including Group Magazine, Wesleyan Life, America Society of Church Growth Journal, and The Great Commission Research Journal.

Anthony Casey – @acasey64facebook.com/acasey64

Heath Mullikin – heathmullikin.com

Matthew Tietje – matthewtietje.com

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THEY SAID IT

“The economy has shown gradual improvement in recent years, but everyday Americans are still working hard to cover expenses making holiday spending particularly stressful.”

Ken Rees CEO of Think Finance offering his opinion and reaction to a poll they sponsored where 45% of respondents would rather skip Christmas.

SOURCE: CNBC

“Churchgoers indicate much lower agreement related to sacrificial giving. Just 9 percent of churchgoers strongly agree with the statement: “I intentionally give up certain purchases so I can use that money for others.” Thirty percent somewhat agree and 32 percent disagree.”

Ed Stetzer commenting on recent research that seems to suggest a correlation between Selflessness and Spiritual Maturity.

SOURCE: The Lifeway Research Blog

”Perhaps there would be less fraud in the Church if church criminals were required to pay back full restitution, church members spent more time praying for church leaders and more discernment was used in choosing church employees and church officers.”

Barry Bowen, blogger for The Christian Post, suggesting that church leaders who steal funds from their followers be held to the Biblical principle of restitution.

SOURCE: The Christian Post

“We’re not saying anything bad about Charlie Brown. The problem is that it’s got religious content and it’s being performed in a religious venue and that doesn’t just blur the line between church and state, it oversteps it entirely.”

Anne Orsi, a Little Rock attorney and vice president of the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers opposing Terry Elementary School’s plan to bus kids to Agape Church to see the production of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Participation is voluntary and parents must pay for the gas to bus the kids to the church.

SOURCE: Fox News

Coming up

December 4, 2012 John Croft of Global Partners “The Jesus Film”

December 11, 2012 Dr. Timothy Tennent President of Asbury Seminary

December 18, 2012 Nina Roesner Author of The Respect Dare

February 12, 2013 Steve Corbett author of When Helping Hurts