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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Outsiderball

October 7th, 2019

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The Oakland Athletics invented Moneyball. The Tampa Bay Rays invented what I call Outsiderball. It’s why, as the A’s, a team with limited financial resources, the Rays are consistent winners.

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An Undoing Project

September 30th, 2019

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Twitter founder Jack Dorsey says if he could go back in time, he’d do some things differently. What does he have in mind?

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Why do we work? Over the last 20 years, there have a lot of good books on how faith and work connect. But do they get to the root of why we work?

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New Town Road

September 16th, 2019

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The former editorial director of Billboard says “Old Town Road” represents “the democratization of the music industry.” Yes, but which type of democracy?

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Former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson says white evangelicals are tidying up the kitchen while the house burns down. Why would he say that?

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Widen The Lens

September 2nd, 2019

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The Business Roundtable recently decided to widen its lens. That’s good news. But does it have the infrastructure, or mechanism, to pull it off?

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To imagine what the church in exile looks like, consider a trend in wedding ceremonies. Or read what most Americans do on Sunday.

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In 1943, five Christians asked how an increasingly secularized and religiously indifferent populace might best be educated? Their impact—or lack thereof—is evident if you visit the street where we live.

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Oh no. Another casualty. This time, it’s Joshua Harris’ marriage. And his faith. The culprit? Embracing what Dallas Willard called “gospels of sin management.”

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Stealing a Page

August 5th, 2019

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Popular media depictions of abortion have markedly increased in 2019. Abortion proponents are shrewd. They’re stealing a page from impactful movements.

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There’s an underreported aspect of the ongoing Hong Kong protests. It reminds us of how news and religion are natural antagonists.

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BHAG Anyone?

July 22nd, 2019

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On this day 50 years ago, Apollo 11 was returning to the Earth. Jim Collins called it a BHAG. What’s a BHAG? And who cares?

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Conserberal

July 15th, 2019

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Do you consider yourself a conservative? A liberal? If you’re serious about seeking the flourishing of all, you might consider being both.

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The Babylonian exile was an indictment for idolatry. Indictments are not good things, but good things came from the Babylonian exile.

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