Lying Like A Normal Christian: A Review of Believe Me

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“Why do you assume that me acting like a Christian means I’m not being honest?!” This question is hurled at Sam, our brawny antihero, at a crucial moment in Will Bakke’s new comedy, Believe Me. After watching the film, we could probably ask a similar question of Mr. Bakke himself: What is it about acting [Read More...]

A Prayer That’s Not Just for the Pulpit


Psalm 19:1-14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14 Growing up, one of my heroes was a Presbyterian pastor named Ben Patterson. He was the speaker at many of the Christian conferences I attended as a teenager, [Read More...]

Books on Work: An Introduction to Every Good Endeavor

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In the foreword to Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work, Katherine Leary Alsdorf shares the story of how she became acquainted withRedeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, through an invitation to attend from a colleague. When she found herself committing to a life of faith, Alsdorf—a business leader—worried about what such a decision might mean to [Read More...]

How Reverence for God Leads to Honest Business Practices

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Leviticus 25:1-55 Show your fear of God by not taking advantage of each other. I am the LORD your God. Leviticus 25:17 In recent years, we have witnessed many situations in which powerful and wealthy corporations and business leaders have taken advantage of people. Precious investments and pensions have disappeared because financial moguls have failed [Read More...]

How to Know if You Are Doing a Good Job

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Last Friday I spent a couple of hours thinking about my job instead of actually doing it. I mulled over all that is going on, what I’ve been accomplishing, where my time is being spent, what my priorities are, and so on. I guess you could say I was reflecting. This may sound like a colossally asinine [Read More...]

The Work of a Storyteller


I first recognized a particular wordsmithing challenge when I visited one of Nairobi’s slums three-plus years ago. As I sat before my laptop to write about the visit before the city’s unreliable electricity could interrupt me, I was daunted by the difficulty of a challenge I don’t remember learning about in my college journalism classes. Beaming blog [Read More...]