A New Feature Film Coming in December 2011 – REAL!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lMztRvNabxACheck out the trailer for my nephew, Stephen Krist's, first full-length feature film. It is coming out in December 2011. Stephen is 20 years old and one creative and talented young man. … [Read more...]

On the Mind of Millennials: “How is America doing?”

"How is America doing?" We hear from so many middle-aged and older voices on this subject, sometimes, we hear it from too many of them. Today, while teaching a class at Southeastern University, the question came to me - "I wonder what this classroom of young Millennials (twenty-somethings) think about how America is doing?" The question was too important to miss the moment. I was interested to hear my students' views on their country and the shape she is in today. So, I popped the question: "If America were a person with a soul, how would you say she is doing today?" Here are some of the … [Read more...]

Education & Earnings – Powerful Stats (Click on the graph)

Take a closer look at this graph from the Bureau of Labor Statistics comparing a person's level of education in America to their earnings for the year 2010. It clearly show the powerful impact that a solid education plays in helping a person develop and succeed in their career. I have not seen a statistical piece for education any more compelling than this one and especially amidst a major economic recession in America. This is one to study and to pass on to others, especially young adults and teens. … [Read more...]

How Church Leaders Have Changed Since 9/11.

Christianity Today has posted a forum with a variety of Evangelical leaders reflecting on how 9/11 has changed them. The leaders include Philip Yancey, Anne Graham-Lotz, Samuel Rodriguez, Wes Stafford, Richard Stearns, William Paul Young (author of The Shack), and worship leader Matt Redman. … [Read more...]

What Michelle Bachmann Could Learn From JFK – My Column in The Washington Post.

Recently I wrote a column for The Washington Post called "What Michelle Bachmann Could Learn From JFK." My purpose for writing this was to look at ways to improve the dialog in debates and interviews with candidates about their faith and the role it plays in their lives and work. … [Read more...]

Leading, the Millennials

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy captured the imaginations of Millennials as it contrasts the challenges of Frodo, the little Hobbit given a great responsibility and destiny. The Millennial Generation (or the Bridgers, Generation Next, Net Generation, and the Echo Boomer, among other designations) … or those born from 1982 to the present are the subject of much research and fascination. They represent a smaller number than their parent’s generation, but still a huge portion of the population, some number upwards of 60 million.One of the characteristics most frequently and famously attributed to … [Read more...]

RvRs – 12 Distinctions Between RELIGION and RELATIONSHIP

Religion is about man endeavoring to work his way to God;Relationship is about God coming down to man.Religion depends on man’s effort;Relationship depends on God’s grace.Religion is about working harder;Relationship is about coming closer.Religion is based on rules;Relationship is based on a promise.Religion is a chore;Relationship, an adventure.Religion is complicated;Relationship is simple. … [Read more...]


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