August 14, 2015

This post is part of the Patheos Book Club on Encountering Jesus: Modern-Day Stories of His Supernatural Presence. There are no words to describe God’s radical love for his sons and daughters. Perhaps that’s why author James Stuart Bell, like Jesus, has chosen story as his primary medium to convey truth. Reading Encountering Jesus was a powerful reminder that the Gospel is at its core a Person, and his name is Jesus. He is magnificent, he is compassionate, and he is... Read more

July 17, 2015

“The master storyteller is weaving all of our stories together to create an incredible tapestry — and there are moments where He pulls our head back so we can get a glimpse of its complexity and beauty.” Jason Pamer is the owner of Thespis Motion Pictures and Producer/Writer of “Hearts of Men”, a deconstructed, retelling of the prodigal son story that highlights man’s brokenness and God’s redemptive grace. He also produced and wrote the critically-acclaimed film, “Rape for Profit”, a... Read more

May 27, 2015

“Right now, in your family, in your class, in your little company you have a leadership opportunity… What are you going to stand for?” Chris Lowney is a former Managing Director of J.P. Morgan, one-time Jesuit Seminarian, noted author, and Chairman of the Board of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest hospital systems with $19 billion in assets. Through his every endeavor, Chris’ life and story demonstrate how extraordinary leadership begins with everyday opportunities.   Define success at... Read more

May 20, 2015

“My relationship with Jesus allows me to invite grace into the midst of pain and brokenness.” Steve Mitchell is an E.R. Physician based out of Seattle, Washington. On a daily basis, he meets disease, pain, and suffering with the transformational grace and love of Jesus Christ. How does your relationship with Jesus inform your approach to patient care? There are two primary goals when caring for patients. One, provide care based on sound clinical advice and treatment. This recognizes the... Read more

May 13, 2015

“Full time ministry is what you dedicate to the Lord in your work.” Ed Moy is the 38th Director of the US Mint (2006-2011), television commentator, author, White House staffer, business executive, pastor, corporate director, and above all, a follower of Jesus. Through his story, Ed shares how service to the Lord is more than a Sunday event but an everyday working reality. What ethical challenges have you faced throughout your diverse career in business and government? If there is... Read more

March 30, 2015

“They know that I’m a voice of reason, of honesty, but also consistency.” Pete Shimer is the CFO of Deloitte, the world’s largest consulting firm. Throughout Pete’s adult life, he has held a steadfast commitment to giving back to the community through through his four pillars of education, youth, athletics, and faith. In whatever role he’s in—whether as CFO, Managing Partner, Board Member, mentor, or coach, Pete is passionate about talent development and enjoys helping others realize their full potential. How do... Read more

March 23, 2015

“We’re trying to get to a place where working on our business is also working on ourselves.” Mark Canlis is the co-owner of Canlis, one of the top 20 restaurants in America as rated by Gourmet Magazine. Through his restaurant, Mark embodies hospitality and stewardship in the pursuit of fine dining excellence. What does hospitality mean for Canlis? Hospitality is first and foremost a relationship – not a transaction. It’s the willingness to embrace relationship. That includes and, in many cultures, implies... Read more

March 16, 2015

“Our vocation should be our calling. Our calling is who are we.” Jeff Rogers is the founder and chairman of One Accord Partners, a leading business and non-profit consultancy based out of Kirkland, WA. One Accord seeks to bring Christ-Centered transformation and redemption into the workplaces of its clients which range from Microsoft to World Vision to smaller family businesses. What principles did you build your company upon that have broader implications for life? There are two simple values that we carry with... Read more

March 11, 2015

“Turning 50, I ran squarely into this epiphany: ‘What can I do to make sure that the people I know have heard the Gospel at least once?’” George Toles is a former sports radio announcer, marketing executive, and founder of His Deal, a twice-a-month luncheon in downtown Seattle where men can discover the person of Jesus in a safe, relaxed environment. RSVP to the next His Deal Luncheon to meet George and seek Jesus. What did you learn from working with professional athletes in the National Basketball Association,... Read more

March 11, 2015

“Success is about the culture you create and not all about the money you make.” Margo Engberg is the mother of four adopted children from Guatemala and the founder of Pinkabella Cupcakes, a gourmet cupcake boutique. Since founding PinkaBella six years ago, Margo has donated over $500,000 and 500,000 cupcakes through her business to support the local community. How do you as a follower of Jesus balance a family with four young kids and a growing, demanding business? In the early going, we learned to... Read more

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