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Up For The Challenge

Posted by nbarnes on September 15, 2009 in Church |

One of my favorite podcasts is the video podcast from TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design). I find the different topics and ideas presented to be incredibly stimulating, and I love learning how to be a better presenter from some of the incredible communicators that show up at the TED conference.

This past weekend I was watching some of the latest postings to the podcast and came across a fascinating talk by a guy named Lewis Pugh. Lewis Pugh had a concern. He watched as the polar ice cap kept creeping back and how the ice at the North Pole kept getting thinner and thinner and he decided to do something about it. He wanted to do something that would grab the business and political leaders of the world by their “collars and shake them” to make them aware of the problem of climate change. So, what Lewis did is arrange to take a little dip, only he decided that he would take his short, twenty minute, one kilometer swim at the North Pole.

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Now That’s Worrisome

Posted by nbarnes on February 7, 2009 in God Thoughts |

I woke up last night at about 4:00 am with my head spinning.  You see I’m the pastor of a small church here in Barrie, but we’re a small church with BIG dreams.   The problem is that BIG dreams often take BIG money, and that’s not something we have in abundance.  The down turn [...]

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