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Monthly Archives: June 2021

The Dangers of Celebrity-ism

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Quick. Name the Christian you admire the most. Perhaps you said your brother or your grandmother or your early cell group leader. Perhaps like Edith Schaeffer, you consider the question of the greatest Christian and say, “We don’t know her name. She is dying of cancer somewhere in a hospital […]

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A Case for Unbundling

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“Oh, it’s very simple…” This is how the character Sheldon, from TV’s Big Bang Theory, begins his nearly incomprehensible explanation of “Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock,” a supposed improvement on a classic game. To Sheldon this all makes sense. Meanwhile, his audience sits by in apparent confused silence. “I’m sorry. Can […]

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Six Pictures of God’s Kingdom

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From time to time, I go back and read one of my favorite parts of the Bible: the parables. These are the very short stories that Jesus told to make a point. Usually, they’re pretty straightforward, such as the parable of the Good Samaritan. The point: Loving your neighbor isn’t […]

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6 Mistakes in Managing High Performers

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The mere presence of talent doesn’t guarantee success. In fact, the presence of extraordinary, unprecedented talent doesn’t even guarantee success. If it did, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen would have won titles with Doug Collins as their coach, and Shaq and Kobe would have won under Del Harris and Kurt […]

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