Can your work be worship….

….even if you work on a construction site? RightNow Media thinks so: For more, check out the Work as Worship Network site. [Read more...]

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Christmas Truth in Star Wars

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By Bill Peel Forty years ago Star Wars hooked millions of people and became part of American culture. With most of the original-and-aged cast, The Force Awakens opens in theaters on December 18. My expectations are high although the story line is unclear. While the special effects are spectacular, it was the Star Wars story— extreme [Read More...]

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Paralyzed by Grace? What We Can Learn From Monastic Discipline

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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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Leading on Gratitude Road

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This past week I had the opportunity to share briefly in a chapel service at our school. The theme was thankfulness and gratitude. Whether in the Thanksgiving season or beyond, learning the art of gratitude is important for leaders and followers alike. The Good and the Bad of Future Focus But nurturing a spirit of [Read More...]

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Advent and the grace of delayed gratification

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By Christopher Edmonston   In our world of instant delivery and fast passes, the countercultural season of Advent offers no shortcuts. Instead, we must walk slowly alongside the expectant couple, beholding the ordinary and tuning our hearts to the Holy Spirit, writes a Presbyterian pastor. This post originally appeared at Faith and Leadership. Years ago, [Read More...]

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From 20 cents to $2200: Adventures in Tithing

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Editors’ Note: This article is part of the Patheos Public Square on Charitable Giving. Read other perspectives here.   When I was a little kid, I got an allowance of a dollar. I can’t tell you if that was above or below the average for the mid-1970s when I was a little kid, but I [Read More...]

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