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Making Sense in Meaningless Times
We can ill-afford to have an insulated, self-absorbed, accommodating faith. Not ever, but especially not today. If the church has
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Time to Still Make Tunes
Over the course of writing sermons for nearly thirty-five years, and now writing books, I have developed a certain love
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Turkey Study Tour 2019
Since 1997, I have been leading study tours, primarily to Turkey. I am fascinated with the biblical history that covers
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How Do I Know If I Am a Leader?
I recently discovered pictures of my fiftieth high school reunion. I did not go this past September, but I saw
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The Thanksgiving I Chose To Speak Up
Two weeks ago, I revisited Wassenaar, The Netherlands. A village in South Holland, it was our home for nearly seven
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Thinking About Alexa Differently
It seemed innocent enough. Last Christmas, both my daughter and son asked for the same gift, an Echo device from
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Do We Really Need Leaders?
In my upcoming book, Missing Voices (Langham), I raise the question whether or not we need leaders. Are leaders essential,
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Is Anyone Following Me?
Sometime back, John Dickerson wrote an article in The Atlantic entitled, “The Hardest Job in the World.” He was addressing
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The Life We Leave Behind
I have been on a long journey—a writing journey. It explains my absence from blogging, and a lot of other
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Advice from Stephen King…and Others
The writer Hemingway once said of writing, “There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter
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Essentialism
Writing a leadership book this summer has cut into my blogging. My creativity is pretty well spent by the time
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Summer Defrag
It’s a sign of my spiritual sickness that I rarely take a full Sabbath until I come to the Pend
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