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Saturday, May 14, 2011

What is all this Missional talk?

What is “Missional”? :Missional Church Network

A concise terminology clarification for the word 'missional'.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Do You Need a Web Host?

UPDATE 5/10/11
Turnkey stepped up their game. Beyond apologizing for their performance, the new dude gave me a free hosting account and Voxwire. And they fixed their referral code. I'm willing to give them a second chance.

UPDATE  5/4/11
The new dude at TurnKey has followed through and paid me via PayPal today. Very classy.  This may work after all.

UPDATE 5/3/11
The last dude I spoke with at Turnkey apparently has left the company.  The new dude apologized professionally and promised to pay my commissions.  I'll report when he does.

I'm on my second choice in web hosts now. The first choice promised a referral fee for every one of my web clients signed up.  So far, after 3 months they haven't delivered.  I'm calling the CEO tomorrow.  The BBB after that.  Moving on ...

So now I'm an affiliate for iPower.  I actually have a little experience with them, having signed up my first client with them awhile ago along with 2 friends.  So far so good.  Not sure yet how they work with their affiliates but we'll find out this week as I refer a couple clients to sign up with them.


Click on the above graphic and buy web hosting.  It will be good for me.

I can't understand why some companies just don't want to make money.  In regards to my first choice of web hosts, I strategically picked a NY based company.  They're from Albany.  It offered packages with reasonable rates and a good amount of hard drive space and bandwidth.  And they had a reasonable referral program.

Before signing anyone up, I actually called the company to make sure everything works.  It's all good. So I sign up a couple clients but they don't show in my affiliate control panel.  Call the company and the guy promises to manually put my referrals into their system.  Nada.  Then he tells me his referral code doesn't work.  Another month, still no sign of my referrals.  Now three months later, I got nothing and my emails get bounced back to me.

By year's end, I will generate several thousand dollars in web hosting and domain name purchases.  That's gotta be worth something.  Apparently not to Turnkey Internet.

Church Planting on the Lunatic Fringe :: The Urban Loft

Great quote from Church Planting on the Lunatic Fringe :: The Urban Loft:
"If God told Hosea to marry a hooker doesn't He still have the right to call us to do crazy things? If God told Gideon to attack a Midianite army of 100,000 with only 300 soldiers doesn't He have the right to call us out to the margins of the lunatic fringe? If Jesus willingly and sacrificially died on our behalf doesn't He have the right to call us to do the same? To forego upward mobility, financial security, job stability, and the like. Maybe following Jesus doesn't always jive with Dave Ransey? God told Abram to up and leave his city. He told Peter to drop his nets, walk away from his livelihood, and follow Him. Does or could God still do the same?"

Monday, May 09, 2011

An Urgent Call To The Western Church

Hold Fast

I'm Searching For ....

I'm searching for Project Management software. Here's a list I found. Perhaps you are too.

Project Auditors Mac Project Management Tool / Tools

Sunday, May 08, 2011


Busted Halo| Features | Interview With the Exorcist: Father Gary Thomas

Interview with a Roman Catholic priest, who is an exorcist.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

2 Catholic Headlines in the Recent News

I recently saw two related headlines in two different media outlets:

Mass exodus confounds diocese - City & Region - The Buffalo News

VirtueOnline - The hidden exodus: Catholics becoming Protestants

So quite possibly, the hemorrhaging of parishioners seen in the western NY Catholic diocese might be transfer / conversion growth into the Protestant church.

Boydston's Business

Looks like my friend Brad Bodyston has hit the lottery ... not really but he's got a cool site promoting online sweepstakes.  Sweeplee.com

Jerry Reed in Heaven

Two Memorial Services Planned for Jerry Reed | ECC | News

That's the way the headline should read, "Jerry Reed in Heaven".

Dr. Jerry Reed was my evangelism and discipleship professor at North Park Seminary.  We also served on the Covenant's Prayer and Evangelism Associate Team.  I loved him.  It was hard not to.  He was probably one of the kindest most decent people I ever met.  And he loved Jesus and the church.

I did an independent study with Jerry in the area of teaching evangelism.  At the time I was a member of the Association for Case Teaching, so Jerry and I wrote case studies for evangelism training.  One of the most profitable experiences I had in seminary.

Thank you Jerry. I'll see you again.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Church steeples, aging out of fashion, meet their maker - USATODAY.com

Church steeples, aging out of fashion, meet their maker - USATODAY.com