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Facing the Obvious
Sometimes I finish reading something that makes me jump out of my socks. But not today. I am still processing
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The Fleeting Glory of a Summer Sleep
Writer Michael McGirr speaks of summer as the silent season, where an extravagant slumber on a hot afternoon offers the
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The Mystery of Parental Love
This morning my son dropped me off at the station to catch a train to the airport. He is home
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Leadership When the Maps Are Wrong
There are few challenges like taking an existing institution and bringing needed change. A transformative leader often faces strong headwinds.
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Have You Noticed What We Have Overlooked?
Like most of you, I awake to a set of headlines designed to – -raise our anger-“Democrats, Do Your Damn
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NEW TESTAMENT STUDY TOUR 2020
We had such an extraordinary trip to study geography and history of the early church, and the apostle Paul in
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The Latest on Missing Voices
Check out the latest article in the @missioalliance Culture, Global Church Writing Collective, “Global Leadership, Cultural Intelligence, and the Voices
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A Sermon Checklist for Pastors and Congregants
Here is an article I wrote this Spring that SermonSearch recently published. It brings together practices pastors devoted to preaching
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A Wakeup Call for the Church
Two days ago, I was in the airport terminal of Izmir, Turkey, reflecting with a friend. I have known Sandy
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For God’s Sake–Lead!
Watching the current news, I find myself practically screaming, “For God’s sake, someone please lead! Would you focus on governing
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Know When It’s Time
American filmmaker Woody Allen once lamented, “I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it
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For Those Thinking About Writing
Getting published is hard work. Painfully hard work. In his The Art of War for Writers, James Scott Bell provides
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