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Fox News Headline Fail

So I just logged on to Facebook and saw where a friend of mine posted this:

That headline linked to a ridiculous story written by Fox News journalist Todd Starnes regarding Campus Crusade for Christ’s recent name change to Cru.

Why is it a ridiculous story? Because those running Cru did not change the name because of baggage associated with the name ‘Christ’ – they changed it because of baggage associated with the word ‘Crusade’.  Read all about it here and here.

I’m noticing a pattern here. When the folks at Fox News stick their noses in church business, they tend to blow it.

Nothing to see here, folks. Move on.

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2010 Campus Ministry United Workshop Audio – #CMUW

As promised, here is all available audio from the 2010 Campus Ministry United Workshop at Harding University:

A few lessons did not make the recording (namely Mitch Wilburn’s, Clint Hill’s [edit: Clint’s lesson was re-recorded and uploaded at a later time], and one of Patrick Mead’s) – our recording equipment wasn’t cooperating in the beginning. Sorry about that.

Despite minor technical issues, this was our best workshop yet overall. About 160 very excited people were in attendance, and most left fired up to reach their campuses for Christ. Mitch Wilburn was awesome, Patrick Mead was both informative and hilarious, Monte Cox was insightful, Robert Cox was challenging, and all of our other speakers did a wonderful job.

Benson Hines‘ class on brainstorming proved to be a hit, as did Orlando Henlon’s class on learning to focus on reaching outsiders. Of course, Lynn Stringfellow, Kerry Cox, and Clint Hill brought heat as they always do.

2010 was a great year, and we’re praying 2011 will be even better! Go ahead and mark your calendars now – the 2011 CMU Workshop will be held July 7-10, 2011 on the campus of Harding University in Searcy, AR.

To access audio from all of the past CMU Workshops as well as other CMU events, visit the CMU Audio/Video Page. We’ve developed quite an archive.

Enjoy! 🙂

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Catalyst Atlanta’s College Ministers’ Cohort

My buddy Benson Hines would like you to know about the 2010 Catalyst College Ministers’ Cohort coming up October 6-9 in Atlanta.

If you’re unfamiliar with The Catalyst Conference, here’s a description for their website:

The Catalyst Conference is the largest gathering of young leaders in the country, but is much more than just a three-day event. Catalyst is a movement founded in the hearts of young leaders who see things differently and feel a burden for the fate of our generation. Catalyst brings together the influencers, the do-ers who are making a major difference and who have the power to change our communities and culture for good.

Catalyst has always been about leadership, specifically addressing and supporting the unique needs of Next Generation Leaders – their vision, desire for authenticity, passion for God, need for community, and revolutionary spirits. One Catalyst is strong, but when 12,000 come together, we become ONE. Together. United. A collective Catalyst in our churches, our communities, and our culture. A force that can change history.

A few of the forty-five speakers will include …

  • Andy Stanley
  • Seth Godin
  • Beth Moore
  • Francis Chan
  • John Ortberg
  • Alan Hirsch
  • Gabe Lyons

… and many more (see a full list here).

I won’t be able to make it to this one (Airiel and I are expecting our third child to arrive around that time), but encourage you to if you can.

For more details on the college ministers’ cohort, check out Benson’s blog post, and be sure to visit the Facebook event page too.

No doubt those of you who can make it will be blessed!

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