Leaders Eat Last

January 16th, 2017

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Simon Sinek is widely recognized for his TED talk, “Start With Why.” He also wrote “Leaders Eat Last.” It’s good, but not clear on why leaders eat last. Scripture is.

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Way Downstream

January 9th, 2017

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According to Pew Research Center, 91 percent of the members of the new session of Congress, the 115th, identified as Christian. This reminds us politics is way downstream.

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Inexplicable

January 2nd, 2017

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Great leaders and organizations start with why. Great stories don’t, however.

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It’s that time of year. We make New Year’s resolutions. Churches might make a few as well, looking fifteen years out, where the headlights get dim.

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Be a Neighbor

December 19th, 2016

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Neighbor—then neighborhood. This was one of the tenets of the Clapham Sect. It ought to be for generous givers as well. It makes generous giving a whole lot simpler.

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The Ideal Bride

December 12th, 2016

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“I can’t wait to have sex with him!” That’s what a soon-to-be-bride blurted out to me a few years ago. Good for her. She’s the ideal bride Jesus is looking for.

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All You Need is Love

December 5th, 2016

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John Lennon said he wrote songs like “All You Need is Love” because he was a revolutionary, a radical. “My art is dedicated to change.” Changing how we view generosity works the same way. We have to become radical.

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It’s Too Late Baby

November 28th, 2016

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Almost December. Time to receive all sorts of Year-End fundraising letters. In most cases, however, Carole King is right. It’s too late baby.

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To a Long-Loved Love

November 21st, 2016

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The pilgrims understood life is a long journey. It’s true for my wife Kathy and I.  We’ve been married thirty-five years. Our journey has yielded a long-loved love.

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The detective said, “Just give me the facts.” Yet the facts are not enough. The facts are only meaningful within a frame.

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Few Christians have a close friend who is a religious “none.” Few Nones have a close friend who is a Christian. Nones and Christians are ships passing in the night.

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The fourth annual enrollment season for ObamaCare begins tomorrow. Officials expect few to sign up, leaving The Affordable Healthcare Act ailing. The deeper problem is that neither political party understands free markets.

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A Holy Kiss

October 24th, 2016

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A letter that Peter DeMarco wrote has gone viral. First reported in The New York Times, he wrote it to the hospital staff who cared for his wife as she lay dying. One of their last moments together touches on the gospel. Do you see it?

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Temple Grandin has saved the cattle industry billions of dollars. But she initially knew nothing about the business. Grandin has what we call an intuitive mind.

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Tough Reference Check

October 10th, 2016

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On Sept. 4th, Pope Francis canonized Mother Teresa. She was recognized as a saint. The process took over ten years and included a reference check most are unfamiliar with.

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