December 6, 2017

Can your work make a difference in your faith? Could what you do every day, whether in your office, store, cubicle, or kitchen, help to form your soul and your relationship with God? Yes. I think so. And I think this is worth some conversation. Read more

December 5, 2017

Though I think napping at work is a fine idea, I recognize that not everyone has the freedom to recharge in this way. There are other ways, of course. A brisk walk can restore our attention. So can an afternoon latte. But, if you’re feeling sluggish and have the opportunity to do so, I’d recommend a short nap. Fifteen or twenty minutes will make a big difference. Read more

November 30, 2017

Why did Advent matter so much to me? Why had I come to love this season that was generally ignored? Among many reasons, two stand out. Read more

November 29, 2017

Advent doesn’t get much attention compared to Christmas, though interest in Advent is growing steadily in many churches and in many Christian homes. Read more

November 28, 2017

I believe that Advent can enrich both your celebration of Christmas and your relationship with God. Yet, for many, Advent is unfamiliar. My goal in writing about Advent is to explain some basics so that you might choose to celebrate it, if you wish. Read more

November 27, 2017

Everyone (rightly) assumes sexual harassment is wrong. But why is it wrong? What’s the reasoning? Read more

November 24, 2017

Do you want to ruin your holiday celebrations? If you do, I have a suggestion. I guarantee it will work. Read more

November 22, 2017

I recently stumbled upon an article with a striking title: “Your Most Powerful Forgotten Weapon: Gratitude.” Written by David Horsager, this article appears on the Forbes website under the theme of “Leadership.” It does seems to me a bit ironic to refer to gratitude as a weapon. Weapons, after all, generally wound or kill people. Gratitude often heals and gives life. But I get the use of the weapon metaphor in this context. Leadership experts sometimes talk about people having… Read more

November 20, 2017

I have experienced how much being thankful can make a difference in my own leadership. Read more

March 1, 2017

Growing up as an evangelical Christian, I experienced Lent as little more than a joke. “What are you giving up for Lent?” my friends would ask. “Homework,” I’d say with a smirk, or “Obeying my parents.” Lent was one of those peculiar practices demanded of Roman Catholics – another great reason to be Protestant, I figured. It never even occurred to me that Lent was something I might actually be interested in, or benefit from, or decide to keep, or… Read more

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