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Janice Lagata was born in California, but born for New York. A writer, fighter, igniter and matron saint of cats; smirking is her favorite. She's just a girl feeding herself to the world and asking it to love her - that's a lyric from a song she wrote, you can probably find it and lots of other things she's working on by asking the internets for @jani_the_cat.
Hillsong Atlanta

Georgia On My Mind

I’m going to encourage the people of Atlanta to remember and take to the heart some of the final words of that launch team video: Without you, Hillsong Atlanta doesn’t exist. It’s just a dream. A nightmare that does not have to come true. Atlanta does not need Hillsong.

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Nothing Bad Ever Happens To Me

There’s a moment during the opening scenes of The Lego Batman movie (which is a FAVE) when two coworkers are saying goodnight to each other; as one of them drives away, the other one notes “Man I really like that guy. I sure hope nothing bad happens to him.” Meanwhile, the one who is driving […]

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Brian Houston Carl Lentz

Hillsong Celebrity Culture

There was a thing Carl Lentz used to say: What walks in you, will run in the people you lead. And all eyes are on Hillsong East Coast now, as the celebrity culture that ran rampant is being attributed to Carl Lentz whose own Christian life has seemingly run off the road. And I get […]

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The Sacrifice of Many

2020 is crazy. Consistently. Unimaginably, wait-what-now-?! crazy. Even the days that seem normal, are normal for crazy. Yesterday, for instance, was a pretty normal day. After staying up all night catching up on podcasts, I fell asleep around 7am, to wake up at the crack of noon and spend most of the day writing, with […]

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Hillsong NYC: Dishonorable Mentions

I only mention the early early days to point out that the toxic leadership culture of Hillsong NYC was not a creation of Carl Lentz. It’s a preset of the structure. And he, unfortunately, ran with it. We all did. Through actions and through acquiescence. Because to speak up or to question was to dishonor.

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