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Celebrity-ism and Leadership

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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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Does Ordinary Equal Meaningless?

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I have a good friend who nearly died a couple years ago. From a medical perspective, he should have. He lived, though, and he told me not long ago about the odd experience of living when people thought he would die. People who see him now sometimes say something like, […]

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What Makes Work Redemptive?

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What makes work redemptive? It’s a question I’ve asked and been asked thousands of times. On some level, I’ve made it my life’s work. I think it’s a phenomenal question, a valuable and soul-searching assignment. People ask the question in different ways—What is a Christian business? How do I bring my […]

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What Do You Value?

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Have you seen anyone using one of these lately? I have, and I’ve got to tell you, it caught me off guard. I sat down for a quick phone charge in the ATL airport between flights, and a nice fellow from a few decades back plopped down next to me […]

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Planning to Rest

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What everyone wants is the very thing that we need more than we realize. Rest. True biblical rest. A real break from the weight and pressure of life and work. It’s interesting, though, that we run from rest, the very thing we want and need so badly. But running from […]

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Five Great Moves for Launching Your Children

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300 feet. 2 seconds. These numbers may not mean much to you, but if you were a pilot sitting on the deck of an aircraft carrier, they would mean a great deal. 300 feet. That’s the entire length of a runway in front of you. That’s all the distance available to […]

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Asking “Why”

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“You got a minute?” I was sitting in my office a few weeks ago, and a friend walked in. He’s a partner in a business venture, but that day was a friend conversation. A friend of his had just buried his 11-year-old son, only a few years after he had […]

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Good Leaders Have a Limp

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Maybe you’re familiar with the story I’m referring to. It’s found in Genesis 32 in the Old Testament. Alone for the night, the patriarch Jacob is confronted by “a Mysterious Man,” and the two wrestle for hours. Toward the end of the night, the God-man touches Jacob’s hip, and Jacob […]

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ICU Grandpa: What David Deutchman Reveals About All of Us

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He’s the retired international marketing executive that’s been featured on the Today Show, CNN, USA Today, ABC and Newsweek. Even People and Inside Edition have done a story on David Deutchman. It’s not because of his marketing prowess though. It’s because of his rocking ability. Check it out here. For […]

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