What do faith and work have to do with #Halloween ?

That question was answered for me profoundly by an interview that appeared on our channel last year over at The High Calling called “Serving God in the business of death.” Funeral director Caleb Wilde, who blogs at Confessions of a Funeral Director, had some penetrating things to say to Christine Scheller about his occupation, and [Read More…]

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Yearning for soul

In a culture where technology is starving our souls, Christian institutions ought to be ready to focus on human flourishing. This was first published in Faith & Leadership. By L. Gregory Jones The best leaders engage with the deep trends shaping cultures and our broader world rather than reacting to fads and symptoms. Nathan Jones and [Read More…]

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Follow my passion where, exactly?

This post originally appeared at OnFaith.  Ask Laura appears every Tuesday at http://www.faithstreet.com/onfaith and  features responses to your questions about religion, relationships, and the mess they often create. You can submit questions to Laura via Twitter (@lkoturner) or email her at asklaura@faithstreet.com. By Laura Turner Dear Laura, I graduated from a college a few years ago and after a [Read More…]

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4 Lessons About Overcoming Obstacles from R. G. LeTourneau

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome. –Booker T. Washington By Bill Peel R.G. LeTourneau was one of America’s best-known Christian businessmen in the mid-twentieth century. He made and gave away a fortune during his lifetime, and [Read More…]

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Riverdance Changed My Life: Or, How I Learned to Love Being Bored

By Jordan Dillon Riverdance changed my life.  Yes, THAT Riverdance: the gazelle-leaping, non-arm-swinging, inexplicably line-segmented, Irish-based, quickfooted rhythmic troupe.  I was in my mid twenties and complacent at work.  I was bored.  I was discontent.  To pass the time I would drown my sorrows in 6-8 hours of non-stop NPR programming.   On one particular [Read More…]

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Chasing problems is a key to social innovation

Innovation begins with carefully listening to a community and defining the problems it’s facing. Then social innovators act, learning from failure and building on success, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School. This post  was first published in Faith & Leadership. What fuels the minds of people pursuing innovations to make [Read More…]

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