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I’d Like to Speak to the Manager About Myself

I’d Like to Speak to the Manager About Myself

My friend Jen and I were hiking on a local trail last weekend, which is currently configured into a one-way loop in an effort to help people socially distance while enjoying nature. The trail was crowded, and every five minutes of so, we had to step into the brush to let a mountain-biker go by.

Leading from the Heart: What if Jesus Were CEO of Your Company?

Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave.” — Matthew 20:25-27

How Long Can You Keep This Up?

  God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. — C. S. LEWIS, THE PROBLEM OF PAIN I grew up believing my father was a sandy blond golfer-turned-insurance-broker from Omaha, Nebraska. As a black-haired, olive-skinned kid from Orange County, I never connected with that narrative. Surfing was

Bonhoeffer’s Stand Against Nazi Theology

  Editor’s Note: As Adolf Hitler and the Nazis seduced a nation, bullied a continent, and attempted to exterminate the Jews of Europe, a young pastor and theologian named Dietrich Bonhoeffer become one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Führer, and he

Monkeys and Moose: How to Simplify Your Life & Work

  Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. –Paul in Colossians 3:23-24 NIV When we clarify what’s important, we can

Life Balance: How to Be Faithful with Everything Entrusted to You

  Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. – 1 Corinthians 4:2 You have all the time you need to do everything God wants you to do. For several weeks, James didn’t return any of the six text messages I sent. When we finally connected, I just

Leading Is An Acquired Skill

  How many times have you heard someone say about a successful quarterback (or governor or pastor or entrepreneur), “They’re just a natural-born leader”? A line from Shakespeare comes to mind. In the second act of Twelfth Night, the uptight antagonist Malvolio is handed a bogus letter supposedly from the woman he hopes to woo.

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