Jonathan Alexander

New Series: Viral

When something goes “viral,” it spreads contagiously by circulating from person to person until it takes on a life of its own—whether it’s a microscopic pathogen, a YouTube video, or a revolutionary idea. The message of Jesus went viral, growing from 1 to 33.8 million followers in a little over...

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Re:solution

This is the time of year when we reflect on how last year went and where we want this year to go. It’s a time to reflect, refocus, and restart. But it’s also a time when self-improvement can become self-absorption. When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, what if there...

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RACI Decision-Making Matrix

One of the most important things that leaders and teams do is make decisions. If you've ever been involved in decision-making for a team or organization, you know that clarifying and communicating the process is critically important. I have found the RACI "responsibility" model to be very helpful for the teams I...

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Confess|ing & Community

  In ‪confession‬ the break-through to community takes place. Sin demands to have a man by himself. It withdraws him from the community. The more isolated a person is, the more destructive will be the power of sin over him. And the more deeply he becomes in it, the more disastrous...

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Forgive|ing: Dis-membered or Re-membered?

"Forgiveness is less a matter of forgive and forget than of forgive and re-member—re-membering in ways that bring healing. When we remember we take the broken pieces of our lives—lives that have been dis-membered by tragedy and injustice, and we re-member them into something whole. Forgetting an atrocious offense, personally...

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New Series: One Another|ing

The Christian faith is an active faith. It is an “ING” faith, especially as it relates to relationships. Love is one thing. It’s theoretical. But loving is another. It’s tangible. It’s active. “one anothering” is vital to followers of Jesus. In fact, the phrase “one another” shows up in the...

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New Series: You Are Here

Have you ever walked into a big mall and looked at the informational map to get your bearings? When I look at a mall map, I always look for the anchor stores—Nordstrom, Macy’s, or J.C. Penney—because wherever I’m at in the mall, I’ll likely be able to see one and...

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