Archive - November 2018

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Turkey Study Tour 2019
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How Do I Know If I Am a Leader?
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The Thanksgiving I Chose To Speak Up
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Thinking About Alexa Differently
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Do We Really Need Leaders?

Turkey Study Tour 2019

Since 1997, I have been leading study tours, primarily to Turkey. I am fascinated with the biblical history that covers much of the country. The best way to follow the footsteps of Paul and others is to view the sites by both sea and land. The biblical text comes alive in fresh and penetrating ways[…]

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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 a few online images. Everyone looked so old! I am guessing it would have been different if I was there in person. Pictures don’t always tell the truth. Right? Had I been there, I am[…]

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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 years. Riding through the dunes, walking on the Langstraat, and ambling at night along the tree-lined streets and taking in the charm—it all brought back a rush of memories. Moving into November, I could not[…]

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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 Amazon. They joined the growing millions who have made the same selection (over forty million and counting). Unfortunately, Nate is in Australia now, so Alexa has no one to talk to. But Kate is making[…]

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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, irrelevant, or somewhere in-between? After listening to the campaign ads for what seems like forever (and ever), I am wondering. Do we need these people? As I note in my book, people do not seem[…]

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