Loving your enemies doesn’t mean you agree with them, especially, if they're on the other side of your political views. Yet this message is so counter to today’s culture. This leads us to the concept of "disruptive politics", which I define as political policies that serve to sharply divide people along political lines and has a major (negative) impact on different groups of people. So how should Christians respond to “disruptive politics”, especially when someone else's view doesn't agree with yours? Watch here or listen to the audios of The Disruptors Podcast in my mobile app.
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Today is my birthday and I was wondering if you would do me a BIG favor...
Actually the favor is more for some other people than it is for myself. Metro Merge recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to help fund a project that will give youth the opportunity to get hands-on entrepreneurship and media skills training. You can learn more about this project by clicking down below and the ways that you can contribute. We REALLY need your help to make this a reality. Thanks in advance for your consideration and donations. After all, it is my birthday :-)
Metro Merge Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Help Fund Venture that will Teach Youth the Business of Media
Crowdfunding Campaign Overview
Historic South Atlanta was once a thriving community of educational professionals that now suffers from a poverty level of 43%. It is our belief that a vibrant business community is essential to a healthy neighborhood. Metro Merge will utilize this youth media project to accomplish its mission to fight poverty by strengthening local businesses, specifically among youth.
We're super excited about this opportunity to launch a community-focused media production company where we will equip youth with entrepreneurial skills in media content creation and distribution for social impact. This initiative is part of our overall commitment to fight poverty by growing small businesses and creating jobs. Specifically teens will have the opportunity to:
What We Need & What You Get
We need $20,000 to launch this media production company. Here's what your donations will pay for:
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Studies show approximately 70% of students want to start their own business, but less than 30% receive the training they need to launch a successful business. Entrepreneurial training among youth has also been proven to increase interpersonal skills, academic achievement, and social responsibility, and decrease risky behavior.
We realize youth are drawn to particular industries, such as media, technology, sports, and music. This initiative will allow them not just to be consumers, but to be creators of content, jobs, and opportunities for themselves and others.
Other Ways You Can Help
Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help. Here's a couple other things you can do:
And that’s all there is to it.
***Simply click here to donate: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/559110/wdgi/488965
Internet Television has quickly become an essential and cost saving service for broadcasters of all types and sizes. In today's highly connected world, it makes sense to stream live broadcast and on-demand television programming over the Internet. Broadband proliferation, improved computing power and larger (and less expensive) storage capacity have all turned Internet TV into a viable, revenue-generating model. The promise of additional viewership alone is huge - even shows that have been limited to a specific geographic region can suddenly have worldwide saturation through Internet TV. And of course, with increased viewership comes the potential for additional revenue from partners/donors, which positively enhances your ministry’s outreach effectiveness.
I have been able to leverage this powerful platform to grow a global audience through Passion In Action TV. To learn more about how you can successfully integrate streaming video into your marketing strategy, please join me tomorrow for a FREE workshop at 12:30 pm est.
Event: Digital Dominion: Use Online Video to Rule Your Industry
Date: Wednesday, September 25
Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Online Access: www.lifestream.tv/mybizaccels
Location: Business Accelerators
Address: 975 Cobb Place Blvd, Suite 101, Kennesaw, GA 30144
The opportunities and possibilities of Internet TV is as infinite as your imagination and creativity. You can broadcast your videos in multiple formats. Conceive any idea or project relating to videos and 24/7 Internet TV will be there to give excellent shape to your vision.
No, I'm not talking about the NFL or Scandal. I'm talking about the new season of Passion in Action TV! I'm very excited for the increasing opportunities we have to bring to our growing audience inspiring guests and compelling topics that will ignite you to transform your aspirations into action and your ideas into impact. We look forward to you joining us. See you next week!
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My guest on Passion in Action TV this Thursday, July 11th is Roland Hairston, II.
Since October of 2011, Roland Hairston, II has been the Publisher of Gospel Today, America's longest-running urban Christian magazine. The need for Gospel Today has never been greater, says Hairston, II who brings a keen understanding of emerging technology with a sensitivity to the rich legacy of the urban Christian community. Hairston, II worked alongside Teresa Hairston, his mother and founder of Gospel Today for years, as managing Editorial and Marketing for the magazine. Our world is captivated by images and stories and we need Christian media that can speak to relevant issues of our culture in a way that empowers people to act.
Readers find the lifestyle focus of Gospel Today and high quality of journalism they have come to know from Gospel Today. On the horizon, however, supporters can expect to see what Hairston, II calls an innovative marriage of print and digital. Hairston, II is committed to using this multimedia platform to shape our generation and tell His story. He requests the Body of Christ to pray for and partner with Gospel Today to continue changing the way the world sees faith.
About Gospel Today
Gospel Today is an urban Christian lifestyle magazine that seeks to inspire, inform, educate and empower its readers toward Godly standards of excellence. With over two decades of experience, nationwide circulation of its bi-monthly print magazine, an interactive Internet community and more, Gospel Today is a trusted resource within the African-American and faith-based communities. For more information or to subscribe, visit www.GospelToday.com.
Join our conversation on Passion in Action TV Thursday night at 7pm ET, streaming online through your computer or mobile device only on www.passioninaction.tv.
There's a lot happening in our society and culture today that the enemy is using to keep us divided. Recently I did an interview with host Kenny Pugh on Brotha Live discussing some of the current headlines of today dealing with racism, sexism, classism and a bunch of other "isms." We have to be very careful when we base our connection with others on the ways that we are divided.
Click below to enjoy!
My guest this Thursday on Passion in Action TV is author, motivator, and cancer conqueror Eddie Connor. Eddie Connor was born in Southfield, Michigan but grew up in Kingston, Jamaica. The British Education that Eddie received, during his formative years in Jamaica, can be attributed to his thirst for knowledge. As a product of a divorced family, Eddie realizes that he was not born with a "silver spoon" in his mouth, but was raised by a strong mother, who instilled in him life long values and the importance of governing himself as a positive individual.
Eddie has garnered prestigious honors for his community activism and role model leadership, such as the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award, Eastern Michigan University President For a Day, and the NAACP Male Student of the Year.
As an Author, Educator, Evangelist, Motivational Speaker, Poet, Radio and TV Host, Eddie Connor shares his story of overcoming cancer in his three books, "Purposefully Prepared to Persevere", "Collections of Reflections: Symphonies of Strength, Volumes 1-3", and "E.CON the ICON: from Pop Culture to President Barack Obama".
From Cancer to Conqueror to more than Conqueror, God has truly given Eddie Connor a voice to reach individuals of all ages and backgrounds in this day and time. A young man of passion, determination, and intellectual fortitude, desires to impact minds in perilous times, by enhancing the lives of others and expressing the power to persevere, which will ultimately propel individuals beyond all obstacles.
To hear more of Eddie's story of conquering cancer and more, join us Thursday at 7 pm ET. Watch online on your computer or mobile device at www.passioninaction.tv.
This week on Passion In Action TV I will interview Ronald L. Godbee, pastor of The River Church in Durham, NC. "Many are called, but few are chosen," certainly personifies this humble vessel of God. The powerful ministry gift that rests on his life is evident whenever you’re in a worship experience with him. Pastor Godbee has a passion for praise and worship with a ministry style that saturates the soul. His operation in the five-fold ministry gifts will cause lives to be radically changed, transformed and renewed.
During his time of humble service and ministry, Pastor Godbee was appointed by his spiritual father, Presiding Prelate Bishop Edgar Vann, II to serve as General Overseer on the Executive Council of the Kingdom Alliance Covenant Fellowship. His ministry moments have been highlighted in many forms of Christian media. He is noted for his revelatory wisdom and knowledge that he willingly shares in sermons and mentoring relationships with people from all walks of life.
He has been a regular host on many Christian talk shows which include co-hosting with Bishop Greg Davis on “Rejoice in the Word,” as well as hosting his own radio show, compassionately called, “The Flow.” Pastor Godbee’s gentle, yet boldly anointed voice is heard all over the airwaves glorifying God and edifying the body of Christ as he addresses the topics that many modern-day theologians scarcely mention.
In his position as the Campus Pastor of The River Church in Durham, North Carolina, Pastor Godbee is challenging the men and women of God to build lives, loyalty, and a legacy.
Watch the live stream to learn more about this dynamic man of God and his ministry this Thursday, June 6th at 7pm ET only on www.passioninaction.tv.
History Channel's "The Bible" miniseries has been a ratings bonanza. The premiere on March 3 is cable's most-watched entertainment telecast this year. Further, the $22 million cost was paltry compared with the $200 million HBO spent on the 2010 war epic The Pacific. For Christian entrepreneurs in the business of creating content for your customers, you can learn a lot from this production.
10 Commandments of Content Marketing
Daniel Chioco wrote in the Business2Community blog a very enlightening article that Christian entrepreneurs can use to glean from the well executed marketing plan of this historic TV program...
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