5
Apr
2014
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Thinking about cities

As of May, 2007 more people live in cities than live in rural areas and that trend is never going back. God begins his work in a garden but his work ends in a city. More and more Christian leaders find themselves thinking about…and writing about cities and their place in the city. Some call...
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26
Mar
2014
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Nir Eyal and spiritual growth

I just finished spending one and a half eye-opening days with Nir Eyal. On Tuesday Nir hosted the Habit Summit with a stellar line-up of Silicon Valley rock stars from Facebook, Airbnb, Twitter, Expedia, etc. Nir is an expert in human behavior and recently published Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products. In my mind it...
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16
Mar
2014
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Guest Post on Obscurity

Centuries ago, in the deserts of Egypt an early Christian mystic scratched a prayer in the sands of the Scetes Dessert. He prayed this powerful prayer but one time and walked away, trusting that the gentle desert breeze would wash the words from this abandoned wasteland. The name of this godly mystic has faded from...
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11
Mar
2014
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Good ideas in disguise

This week at LunchNLearn we watched an insightful 23-minute presentation by Chris Dixon called “Good ideas that look like bad ideas” (GITLLBI). Dixon was speaking to the 2013 class of Y Combinator, a creative start-up funder and incubator in Silicon Valley. Dixon is an entrepreneur and a partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz so he sees thousands of...
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2
Mar
2014
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BJ Fogg and evangelism

One of the recent breakthrough ideas in human behavior comes out of Stanford University. In 2007 Professor B.J. Fogg began teaching what became known as “the Facebook Class.” Students in Fogg’s class developed apps for Facebook and Zinga resulting in products that made students wealthy overnight. These nouveau riche Stanford students could now live a lifestyle that...
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1
Mar
2014
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My books on Audible.com

Cutting for Stone: A Novel by Abraham Verghese Change or Die by Alan Deutschman The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas Blockbusters by Anita Elberse The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama Nickel and...
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1
Mar
2014
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My books on Kindle

Campus Renewal by Justin Christopher Center Church by Tim Keller Change Anything: The new science of personal success by Kerry Patterson et al Cool, Gray City of Love:49 Views of San Francisco by Gary Kamiya David and Goliath by Seth Godin Don’t Shoot: One Man, a Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-city...
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