The Gift of Not Knowing

By Timothy Askew; reprinted from Inc. with the kind permission of Timothy Askew. Voltaire once wrote, “Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” I hope Voltaire is right, because a lot of my experience of what little success I have had as an entrepreneur has come out of my supreme ignorance [Read More…]

Empathy and the Executive Sale

By Timothy Askew; reprinted from Inc. with the kind permission of Timothy Askew. Empathy.  Webster’s Dictionary describes it as “the projection of one’s own personality into the personality of another in order to understand him better.” I saw a list of qualities entrepreneurs lack last week. Right at the top was empathy.  Entrepreneurs are busy people and it [Read More…]

Why the #election is a faith and work crisis

I’ve told the story before how a chance phone call from Chris Armstrong in late 2013 involved me, a nice moderate United-Methodist-turned-Episcopalian mainliner who was doctrinally orthodox but not culturally evangelical, in the faith and work movement. Even as a not-particularly-liberal mainline type, one of the barriers to involvement in this space that I had [Read More…]

On not knowing what to say

Christian leaders who are obligated to speak out on current events don’t have to join the media noise. Silence says more than punditry, writes a seminary professor. This post originally appeared at Faith & Leadership. By Jason Byassee It has been a while since the sickening week during which we watched the videos of two [Read More…]

Why I Left (not the GOP, originally, although it could be that too)

I did not think there could be so much noise I would have rather had a world of light Than all those colors, advertisements, toys And guaranteed successes overnight. I would have rather had a world of rain Than one of preaching what I could not feel; Some isolated alley where the pain And storms [Read More…]

This is your antidote to decadence: how Christ calls us all to community

Those of us with spouse, children, mortgage, and day job may admire the enthusiasm of cheerful calls to community, but we nearly always run aground on the issues of actual daily life in community. [Read more…]