The Marine Corps has a recruiting tagline: “The Few, The Proud.” An exile’s tagline is similar: The Few, The Perplexed.

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Temple Grandin says disasters like the Boeing 737 MAX could be avoided. But it requires a particular kind of leader that other leaders can least afford to lose.

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Outlier?

January 6th, 2020

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Some find it difficult to explain what Clapham Institute does. That’s because our work doesn’t fit in most ministry categories. We’re an outlier. Or maybe we’re not.

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Parallel Callings

December 30th, 2019

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Want to be a culture-changer? Make sure you have parallel callings.

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T’was the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Uh, not quite. Time for our annual reminder of what happened at the first Christmas.

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Eavesdropping

December 16th, 2019

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Eavesdropping is legal in some cases. And it can be beneficial. And it’s biblical. So here’s an opportunity to eavesdrop on a conversation. We’re launching a podcast.

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More Zombies

December 9th, 2019

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One-fifth of WeWork’s workforce is being laid off. The office rental company is yet another “Zombie Business.” That’s not good for workers. Nor is it good for capitalism.

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Scaffolding

December 2nd, 2019

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Winston Churchill said the sheer breadth of his reading was “scaffolding” for constructing a comprehensive view of the world. Here’s some scaffolding (books) for a Christmas wish list.

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Cicero said: “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” If gratitude doesn’t come easily to you, consider gratitude’s offspring. And consider a few spiritual exercises that make us more grateful.

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Suspicious Minds

November 18th, 2019

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Left-brained people tend to have suspicious minds. The result (as Elvis sang in 1969) is they’re “caught in a trap.” Doubt it? Click a link and take a test.

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The End of The Cycle

November 11th, 2019

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Judaism imagines history as cyclical. So do older church traditions. There’s reason to believe we’re at the end of a 500-year cycle. That would be very good news.

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Christians are typically known for what they’re opposed to. They’re often behind the curve, reactive. I see an opportunity for the faith community to get ahead of the curve.

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Ticking Time Bombs

October 28th, 2019

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As I write, Annapolis city docks are underwater. Again. It’s one of many ticking time bombs.

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Negative Side Effects

October 21st, 2019

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Capitalism is dead. Long live capitalism. Confused? I’m talking about capitalism that recognizes its negative side effects.

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Zooming

October 14th, 2019

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John Sculley, Apple’s CEO from 1983 to 1993, credited much of the company’s success to a process that Steve Jobs used—”zooming.” It’s effective in business. And it’s biblical.

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