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Episode 173 – Preaching Essentials

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Lenny Luchetti joins us to talk about his book, “Preaching Essentials”.
Some suggest that preaching is an outdated mode of communication in our image-saturated, Internet-savvy world. Yet God still calls and speaks through preachers to transform people’s lives. While in many ways the task of the preacher is the same as it ever was, each new generation presents unique challenges and opportunities for those who seek to deliver God’s message through preaching.
Preaching Essentials offers new and seasoned preachers a comprehensive, practical perspective on preaching to a new generation. Short, easy-to-read chapters cover topics like the rationale for preaching, importance of context, process of preparation, mechanics of presentation, discipline of planning, and development of a growth plan. Luchetti offers plenty of fresh insights–like using story, imagination, and mind-mapping–and suggests new habits that can reenergize your preaching.
Without being theologically shallow or homiletically simplistic, Preaching Essentials is accessible and practical to preachers across the gamut of experience, education, and ethnicity, no matter where they find themselves on the preaching journey.

Episode 172 – Awakening Grace

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Before you even knew his name, God’s gentle voice was calling out to you; his gentle strength was drawing you close to him. This same enabling mercy now invites you into the deep places of discipleship.
Spiritual formation is not about tools or formulas but submitting to God’s grace, guiding you on an unpredictable journey into the heart of God. In Awakening Grace, authors Matt LeRoy and Jeremy Summers invite you to learn nine spiritual practices–such as covenant friendship, worship, and generosity–that will awaken your soul to God’s grace.
Awakening Grace offers Christian disciples a fresh, creative approach to ancient and innovative spiritual practices. Place yourself in God’s hands, and he will form your life into Christ’s image.

Episode 171 – Tim Stevens “Vision: Lost & Found”


For 18 years, Tim’s leadership has helped Granger connect with people who think church is irrelevant. He has done this through the creative blending of architecture, strategy and technology. He’s acutely tuned in to popular culture and is instrumental in balancing operations, building creative teams and inspiring artists to brand each message series and sharpen the weekend experience. He has co-authored three books in the Simply Strategic series, and is author of Pop Goes the Church, released in 2008, and Vision: Lost and Found, released in 2012. You can find Tim blogging at LeadingSmart.com and on Twitter @timastevens.

Episode 170 – The TentBlogger: John Saddington


Today on The Techology Show: John Saddington – john.do, tentblogger.com, 8bit.io John Saddington has been an engineer for JnJ and Dell as well as an executive and leader for Fox and Newscorp.  He now leads his own teams that explore the art of digital publishing and the science of human capital.  He writes for several blogs, […]

Episode 169 – Our First Impressions of Mark Watlz

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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 […]

Episode 166 – Nexus 7

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Today on The Techology Show: Jeremy Geerdes- jgeerdes.wordpress.com Anthony Casey – facebook.com/acasey64 Heath Mullikin – heathmullikin.com Matthew Tietje – matthewtietje.com Our Thoughts on the Nexus 7 DOWNLOAD OF THE WEEK Doggcatcher Pocketcasts THEY SAID IT “Buzzplant, a Christian-based digital advertising agency, surveyed churches to see how they’re using social media within their organization. More than 30% of churches surveyed said they […]

Episode 165 – Dan Scott


Dan Scott is a sports writer and former sports talk radio show host in the upstate. He’s now the voice of the Furman Paladins. He recently founded the Everyday Foundation to help abused children in SC. He and his wife, Angela, live in the Clemson area and they have 2 daughters and 1 son in law.