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CAPITALYZE conference in Ottawa

The CAPITALYZE conference was a wonderful opportunity for anyone who has a passion for city transformation, to hear great local and international speakers.  Videos from our plenary speakers are available at

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The Re-evangelization of Ottawa

Richard Long spoke at a gathering of leaders in Ottawa at the Aviation Museum recently. (that’s why you can see the airplane in the background.) Richard is the director of the city-wide gospel movement called “Love Ottawa”.

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About Love Ottawa

Let me tell you a little bit about the city-reaching movement in my own city.  Actually a picture is worth a thousand words, so take a look at this Prezi below.  Once you click on it, you just keep using the “arrow” bar to move through the whole presentation.  It’s a cool way to present

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Unity: Nicety or Necessity

One of the worst possible kinds of treatment is when an idea is dismissed as “nice”. It’s the same fate as the wonderful concept of “world peace”. Even perhaps the same as thinking it would be nice if the kids just all got along. Sadly, so many Christians have the same attitude to churches getting

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Unity Must Have A Purpose

One of the big points that is made in the book “To Transform Your City” by Eric Swanson and Sam Williams, is that unity in the Church must be unto a purpose.  Unity for unity’s sake will eventually get stale and breakdown.  I have seen this many times over the last 20 years in cities

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