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Was Jesus a Socialist?

October 2, 2019 by steppen

(a sermon written by my brother John, who I love and respect more than he knows.) Thanks in no small part to folks like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders, everyone is talking about socialism these days. Unfortunately, many Christians seem to be under the impression…

There Are No Excuses.

July 2, 2019 by steppen

Years ago, Jim Mountjoy, Paul Decker, and John Lyons were judges at our local Addy awards. After the judging was completed, Mountjoy and Decker were kind enough to hold a workshop for local ad folks. We had a lot of attendees. Nowadays, I doubt that…

Thoughts about outdoor

February 18, 2019 by steppen

In advertising, this is what is effectively known as an “impression”. It doesn’t matter if your customers actually see it or not. There was the possibility of them seeing it, and that's what you pay for. And that's nothing new-- it's the same with any...

Mississippi Logo Redrawn

February 14, 2019 by steppen

Couldn't stand it any longer. I know, I know. Most folks couldn't care less about where this logo came from. It's become so ubiquitous in MS that it goes completely unnoticed. After all, it was designed in 1983. Way before Illustrator was mainstream. But someone redesigned...

When You Shouldn’t Advertise

July 3, 2018 by steppen

Imagine that you’d like to start running marathons. You have friends who’ve done this, and gotten terrific accolades and benefits from it. So you figure there’s no reason why you can’t do it as well. Just put one foot in front of the other. It…