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The Reflection 216: Genesis 20-22, Abraham’s test

By |December 8th, 2017|The Reflection podcast|0 Comments

This Risen Experience: The Spirit of Easter by Paula Gooder (book review)

While there is plenty of theology and Bible study in This Risen Experience: The Spirit of Easter, the book is arranged, loosely speaking, as a journey for the person who wishes to reflect on the meaning of the resurrection. That […]

By |November 15th, 2017|Book Review|0 Comments

Christianity and the Enneagram: Book and Conference Review

Sometimes a person or movement or book says “the right things” as in “sounds Christian,” but further investigation reveals that their use of Christian words or stories presupposes a different, non-orthodox position or definition. 

Such is the case with Ian Morgan […]

By |November 8th, 2017|Book Review|0 Comments

The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus by Gary Habermas and Michael Licona (book review)

Let’s cut to the chase and do so boldly: many collegiate academics are pedagogical disasters. Having a pile of knowledge is a decidedly Industrial Age response to a world that’s already evolving out of the Information Age, and once a […]

By |November 1st, 2017|Book Review|0 Comments

Are you leading with message or miracle?

A young upstart rabbi was causing a ruckus. Oddly enough, it was because he was helping people — so much so that they started flocking to him in droves

This totally pissed off the religious leaders.

These so-called leaders were determined to […]

By |January 6th, 2017|Leadership, Think about this|0 Comments

Do your social media look like this?

You’re someplace with a bunch of people…

…on a lunch break at a conference, seated at a table with people you don’t know…

…in line at a coffee shop that you go to all the time. There are a few regulars there […]

By |January 4th, 2016|Communication, Think about this|0 Comments

The key skill in simplifying complexity

In computing, zooming is the ability to change the scale or view. You know, like zooming in or out.

In content, zooming is the ability to change the scale or view. You know, like zooming into the details or zooming out […]

By |January 3rd, 2016|Think about this|0 Comments

The mission of showing up

Years ago I found myself not wanting to go to family functions, but a pivotal moment in that changing for me was realizing I had something unique to bring. In other words, that something would be decidely missing if I […]

By |January 2nd, 2016|Think about this|0 Comments

Do we have a “conversation versus publication” problem?

If you and I were having lunch and I did all the talking, what would you think?

Even if what I was saying was interesting to you, at best you’d think I had something to say. What you wouldn’t think, however, […]

By |January 2nd, 2016|Communication|0 Comments

It’s just relationship

Her response to my Facebook post struck me as profound:
“I found myself referring to you as a friend more than once while talking to my boss about working with you before realizing we’ve never actually met.” 
Immediately following the sentence was […]

By |June 24th, 2015|Think about this|0 Comments