My White Privilege

By David Spickard As I normally do on work trips, I packed my running clothes and shoes just in case I had the opportunity to get in a quick run. I love running when I’m out of town as it allows me to explore the cities I’m in while keeping up my exercise. Thankfully, the [Read More…]

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7 Prayer Habits of Highly Effective People

We asked 15 business people leading Kingdom-building companies around the world what prayer habits, practices or experiences they have found helpful in their business life. We identified 7 reoccurring themes: Prayer habits for effective business people! 1. Weave prayer throughout company life Prayer is something to be ‘threaded’ through the fabric of the business, not [Read More…]

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It’s time to honor the hard work of raising children

The church should be at the vanguard of a much-needed revolution in caretaking and the raising of children, says a young mother of four. We own the groundwork, the history and the theology of care.  This article originally appeared at Faith and Leadership. By Andrea Palpant Dilley A male friend of mine recently struck up [Read More…]

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Why Poor People Stay Poor

An article was published recently in Slate about this; it’s an excerpt from Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America by Linda Tirado.  Her point is that it’s hard to follow the good advice that exists about saving money when you have no money and no safety net. Thought-provoking. Check it out. One time I [Read More…]

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Praise God for the ministry of people who drive snowplows! #WinterStormJonas

  O ye Showers and Dew, bless ye the Lord: * praise him, and magnify him for ever. O ye Winds of God, bless ye the Lord: * praise him, and magnify him for ever. O ye Fire and Heat, bless ye the Lord: * praise him, and magnify him for ever. O ye Winter [Read More…]

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Paralyzed by Grace? What We Can Learn From Monastic Discipline

Adapted from Grateful to the Dead.   We wonder today why we are spiritually anemic. This post from the monasticism chapter of my forthcoming Medieval Wisdom: An Exploration with C S Lewis moves on from the first of the “principles of mastery”–passion–to the third–discipline. Holiness is not optional, and it requires effort All this talk of [Read More…]

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