Win a copy of “The Wrong Jesus” from Campus Navs

I’m the director of communications for The Navigators collegiate ministry. Right now on our website we’re running a giveaway for the book “The Wrong Jesus” by Greg Monette. I wanted to bring the giveaway to the attention of my blog readers and offer you a chance to win as well. Click here to enter!

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If you’re interested in learning more about the book a member of my team wrote a fantastic review that we published to the Campus Navs blog.

Strategically speaking the goal of the giveaway is to grow our email subscriber list. All the experts say the best way to keep readers coming back to your website is through email, so I’m putting a greater emphasis there. But I’m also wanting to get copies of this book into the hands of college students. It answers a lot of common questions I hear asked by skeptics, especially millennials.

High Hopes for Platform Conference 2014

In this week’s podcast episode I talk about what I hope will come out my experience attending Platform Conference 2014 this week.

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Could a team you’re currently part of benefit from a powerful shared experience? Have you ever been part of a team that really turned a corner after you shared a powerful experience together? Let me hear your thoughts on this episode in the comments below.

Unpublished

Today’s episode is a follow-up to a blog post I wrote last week describing how I unpublished 358 of the posts on my blog. I thought I’d expound on the background behind that decision and offer a challenge to you to consider vetting your own past online content.

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What online content do you want tied to your name representing you on your behalf? Is it time you unpublished or deleted some old content? Let me hear your thoughts on this episode in the comments below.

Redacted — Why I unpublished 358 blog posts

I’ve been blogging since 2004. I started off on a service called Xanga, then moved over to self-hosted WordPress in 2007. When I made the move I imported all my old posts to my new blog, so all told on my personal website (including this post) I’ve published a grand total of 607 posts. Over the past two weeks I’ve systematically gone through all my blog posts, auditing them against strict criteria. I ended up unpublishing well over half of the entries.

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I’ve been working on a blog post for The Navigators Collegiate Communications Handbook Blog on the need for our Navigator campus ministers to be careful with what they post online for the sake of their ministry efforts. It got me thinking about the things I’ve published online for all the world to see, whether on this blog, another website, or on social media. Some of those posts and updates were crafted with painstaking care; others were put out there in haste. I decided that if I was going to tell our 800+ Collegiate Navigator staff that they needed to be proactive with auditing past content then I needed to take my own advice.

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The Harvest Film Series is Back in Production

In early 2013 the first episode of the Harvest film series was shot and released. It was designed to be a first-of-its-kind discipleship resource aimed at the current generation of college students who are strongly influenced by visual media. In addition to being available on social networking websites the film has been shown at Navigator weekly meetings on several campuses, in small group Bible studies, and even at summer training programs with over 100 students. Now, thanks to several generous donors, I’m excited to announce that filming for new episodes of Harvest resumed yesterday!

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