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Thoughts on Leadership Development and Personal Growth from a faith-based perspective.

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November 6, 2012

Kingdom of Christ(ians)

You can search this site or my thousands of tweets and Facebook updates, but you'll have a hard time finding any posts on politics. (more…)
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September 5, 2012

Live Dead

Last year I heard about the Live Dead initiative in East Africa from a friends and purchased their 30 day Journal on Amazon.com.  (more…)
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May 17, 2012

The Avengers Initiative

Hidden in The Avengers is one of the greatest lessons for those who find themselves in a position of leadership in any organization. It's revealed thanks to Joss Whedon's stellar screenwriting.  As Tom Hiddleston (Loki) puts it, "He was trusted with the responsibility of combining the various tones and colors of different characters, many of whom have lead their own films,…
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April 11, 2012

In the Beginning Pt 1 // Image

Every beginning has an end in mind.  When God created the universe and humankind, His end purpose was to have perfect relationship with Him.  (more…)
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February 3, 2012

Hardened Hearts

As part of the First Steps Reading Plan for 2012, I just finished reading through the book of Exodus.  The storyline (maybe better known from The Ten Commandments or Prince of Egypt) tells the lot of Moses and his quest to free his people from slavery in Egypt.  Throughout ten plagues and an exit toward the Red Sea, I came…
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February 1, 2012

Zombie Attack Pt 4 // Live

The irony of How to Survive a Zombie Attack is that the final basic principle isn't about surviving at all.  Surviving the zombie apocalypse isn't enough because life isn't about surviving, it's about thriving. The fourth basic principle: Live. Too many times we live life in survival mode.  We are just trying to make it through the next test, the…
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January 25, 2012

Zombie Attack Pt 3 // Attack

The past two Wednesdays we've approached our How to Survive a Zombie Attack in a sly, metaphorical manner, using plausible scenarios to illustrate the unity and security that can come from a church body.  As we venture into the final two weeks we move toward the ultimate goal of the series, revealing the mission of the church and exploring God's…
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January 23, 2012

Gen Next Pt 1 // Desperation

The letters written to Timothy in the Bible could be read as letters to the current generation of young adults roughly 16-30 years old.  Call them Generation Next, Generation Y, Millenials, or whatever you'd like, they are poised to influence their world like no other generation before it.  As Paul was committed to helping Timothy finding his place in God's…
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January 21, 2012

Sufficient Quality Pt 1

Technological advances in the last few years have allowed non-professionals to create video, photo, and web content just short of professional grade, but short enough for no one to notice. (more…)
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January 18, 2012

Zombie Attack Pt 2 // Defend

Our first Wednesday night of training for How to Survive a Zombie Attack went well.  We learned how to outfit an SUV for survival on the go and more importantly we looked at the first basic principle of survival, Unite.  Shared vulnerability brings survivors together, hope keeps them going, and unity in purpose guides their path. The second basic principle:…
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January 18, 2012

SOPA, PIPA, and 13%

If you're on the internet today you'll have trouble avoiding online protests against two copyright infringement bills trying to pass through Congress.  I've been reading up on this for the past few months as momentum has been building from online giants like Facebook, Wikipedia and Google strongly opposing the bills (the bills are supported by the likes of the MPAA…
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January 17, 2012

I’m a ’93 Dodge Dakota

A few of you might remember our blue '93 Dodge Dakota that we owned for a few years.  It was a decent machine we picked up from a local dealership for around $3,000.  We have some fond memories of that truck, mostly involving youth group activities.  There was the time when teens were riding in the back with a thousand…
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January 13, 2012

Based on a True Story

This week I watched Moneyball again for the first time since seeing it in the theater.  If you haven't seen it yet and you love baseball I definitely recommend it.  It's an excellently crafted story based on the 2002 Oakland A's and their general manager, Billy Beane (Former Twin).  It's really a David versus Goliath tale that shows how low-payroll…
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