Good rhetorical / speaking/ presentation skills often talk about things in 3s. Not to push the numerology thing too far, or to point to the origin of all things in creation back to the Trinity, and how Jesus spoke in 3s, e.g. “the way, the truth, the life”. But here’s 3 things, in no particular order:
A recent Baltimore Sun article about Brian McLaren described the emergent church as a movement: the “emergent church” movement, which emphasizes environmentalism and racial and sexual tolerance, while distancing itself from the social conservatism of the religious right. Having been a (small) part of that emergent/ emerging conversation, I have not heard the strong emphasis on the items listed, tho’ they do show up in the mix. I’d think the emphasis is more on a new kind of theology and a new kind of church. But then again, for some, religion is just politics, and/or religion is just sociology.
This weekend, we, my wife and I, celebrate our 10th anniversary!!!!!!!!!! It’s been quite an adventure, much more than we’d bargained for, and the recent years have been much better than the earlier years. While I take much freedom to share about much of my life, inner and outer, I cannot (yet?) take the liberty to talk about my married life (contra The Happy Husband or Marriages Restored). What I can say, I think, is that we’ll be taking an excursion to an undisclosed location to celebrate.
Terry talked about business card strategies, and beyond branding, cards are also very useful as memory joggers for people you’ve met. So when I ordered these temporary cards while waiting for the official corporate cards, I selected a template that let me insert a picture of myself! How often have you met people at a conference or seminar, and forget to jot down a note about the conversation? And how often a face with a name can, perhaps, be a better reminder than a few keywords that loses its meaning and context after time?
[updated 5/5/5] Get a business card with your pix on it at VistaPrint.com – that’s where I got mine.