Ringling Brothers Circus Accident Cause for Prayer and Reflection

Johnathan Iverson as Ring Master of Ringling Brothers in 2011

On Sunday, eight aerialists fell 35 feet onto a dancer below when their rigging collapsed above them during a performance of the “Greatest Show on Earth.” Investigators have already tracked the problem down to a single caribiner that failed. Thankfully, none of the nine performers suffered deadly injuries. They are still in the hospital recovering from [Read More...]

Want to Be Missional? Equip Those in the Workplace

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by Bob Robinson I was recently invited to teach a session of a seminary class called “Pastoral Functions” at an extension of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. In this class, the pastors-in-training had been discussing such topics as Worship, Disciplemaking, Evangelism, Visitation, Funerals, Weddings, Pastoral Counseling, Children’s Ministry, etc.—topics we’d expect in a class like this. But [Read More...]

[VIDEO] Labor in the Dark

potential, performance

What challenges and obstacles do you face that prevent you from accomplishing big things? I don’t know about you, but I’ve long wrestled with my (perceived) shortcomings. I’ve always felt like I could accomplish more if I was smarter, had more education, or could get better connections with influential people. If we’re not careful, then [Read More...]

3 Workplace Lessons from the Disgrace of LA Clippers Owner Donald Sterling


Earlier today, the NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that Donald Sterling, owner of the LA Clippers, will be banned for life from the game.  He must also pay a $2.5 million fine for allegedly making racist remarks in a conversation with his girlfriend, Vivian Stiviano. Issues like this get people talking about race and power [Read More...]

Three Reflective Questions to Improve Your Job Performance

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by J.B. Wood I recently spent a couple of hours thinking about my job instead of actually doing it. I mulled over the current state of affairs at work, my priorities, my recent accomplishments, where my time is being spent, and so on. I guess you could say I was reflecting. To some of you, this may [Read More...]

[VIDEO] Another Good Job Done by Me


Mediocrity is agruably our worst enemy in any work we do. That’s why it’s important to take pride in our work. Recognizing the value in a job well done moves us beyond mediocrity and into excellence. [Read more...]