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How fakenews spread

I live in a bubble. Most of what I see online is similar to what I’ve seen before. I read posts and shares by my friends who have one thing or another in common with me. And guess what: since you’re reading this, you are close to my bubble. In my bubble a lot folks have shared a fun meme recently:

Benign enough, right? Coffee gives you a boost and inspiration to start something new and courageous. Also it connects to current events with Reformation Day just around the corner. I almost shared it, too. But I didn’t. I fact checked first.

According to the National Coffee Association, the hot beverage didn’t make it to Europe till the 17th century. Procafe gets even more specific dating coffee in Europe for 1615.

Here is the problem. Mostly it’s not just Halloween-themed coffee. The most outrageous claims that defy science, history or just common decency can spread because people share what impulsively appeals to them. Don’t do that! It’s like giving someone a decaf pretending it’s the real deal. Or like the threat of eternal damnation unless you submit to a certain authority. Both coffee and Luther deserve better!

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Clausewitz on Biblical Themes

Carl von Clausewitz brought enlightenment thought into the military realm. His Magnus Opus “On War” has become a textbook for military operations. Clausewitz is also a child of his Christian heritage. Throughout “On War” he makes countless explicit and implicit references to biblical themes. For this SlideShare I have tracked down 22 of those instances.

Clausewitz on Biblical Themes from Daniel Haas
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Let’s talk about suicide

I help people through suicidal ideations in Army and church. These slides are helpful to raise awareness in the congregation and equip parishioners to be attentive to at risk persons.

Let's talk about suicide from Daniel Haas
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Remodeling your online ministry

St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Needville, Texas, is doing a new thing: they are starting a capital campaign to remodel their fellowship hall. As a side project they also wanted their website redone. They had a narrative budget that provided a convincing structure. Their most current content happens on Facebook and via email. Sermons are now integrated on their worship page. For me this was a fairly simple remodel since they were already set up with a content management system that is appropriate for what they are trying to accomplish. I have helped churches create or revamp their online presence since 2006. I can create an entire cross platform presence from scratch, consolidate existing systems or just freshen up what already works well. Please email me with your online ministry needs. I will give you a free assessment.

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Military Maxims From US Grant’s Memoires

General Grant elaborates in great detail on various major campaigns of the Civil War. For this slide show I extracted 28 nuggets of military wisdom. Timeless lessons, adages, sayings, that everyone interested in military leadership can appreciate. May they become helpful quotes for your leadership.

Military Maxims From US Grant’s Memoires from Daniel Haas