On work-life balance and not going to the Asbury Project

  Some of you may remember how for the last two years I’ve spent some time at a conference called the Asbury Project.  It’s a two-day conference focusing on social entrepreneurship and featuring a business plan competition by college and seminary, and it’s held in part at my seminary alma mater, which is less than [Read More…]

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Business Anger and Success

By Timothy Askew; reprinted from Inc. with the kind permission of Timothy Askew. The Bible’s Book of Proverbs 16:32 says this:  “He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.” I’ve been thinking again about business and anger this week.  (Note my Inc. column of [Read More…]

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The Inner and the Outer Voices of Love: Henri Nouwen and His Friends

This post is part of a Patheos Book Club on the book Love, Henri: Letters on the Spiritual Life by Henri Nouwen. Many years ago, at a difficult time in my life, a friend pressed a little green book into my hand: Henri Nouwen’s The Inner Voice of Love.  It was a journal he wrote at a difficult [Read More…]

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Getting Your Head Out of Your Bottom Line

By Timothy Askew; reprinted from Inc. with the kind permission of Timothy Askew.  Friedrich Nietzsche once said, “He who has a why to live for can bear almost any hows.” The headline of this column comes from the title of an interesting and practical new book by Jackie Dryden and Bethany Andell of Savage Brands [Read More…]

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My First Eucharist

  Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace. Hebrews 4:16 Coming alive the Cup came before me Bearing the blood that washing bore me Pouring out grace though never moving And without a word the whole world proving. Downpouring, splashing runs water around me Rivers of blood from the fountain [Read More…]

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Lost Identity

By Michael Coyner I recently applied for a “Global Re-entry” status with TSA. This means that when I fly within the United States my status will always give me a pre-check TSA ticket which reduces the waiting time in security lines. That status also means a shortened process for re-entering the US when I travel [Read More…]

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