Category Archives: Leadership

Go in the Strength that You Have

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If you have ever thought, The problems of the world are enormous, and I’m just one rather weak-kneed person, keep reading. If you do not have the physical strength of NFL linebackers, the political muscle of legislators, the influence of … Continue reading

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Playground Arguments and Cultural Conversations (Part 2): Influential Voices

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In my last post I introduced the metaphor of playground arguments as representative of cultural conversations over moral and ethical boundaries in our pluralistic American society.  People holding diverse value systems do not always agree over playground rules and boundaries. One group insists, Fair!  Another cries, Foul!  I posed the … Continue reading

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Health Care: Right, Left, or a Higher Way?

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At the risk of inflaming political passions, I can’t resist making some observations about the health care legislation upon which the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday. Chief Justice John Roberts, in what was either a masterful demonstration of principle and leadership or a last-minute vote change, … Continue reading

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What is the Best You can do for the Kingdom?

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Have you ever asked yourself that question?  It is a challenging question, and I thank our pastor for asking it in a recent sermon.   While I would call myself a Kingdom-minded Christian, I do not recall ever directly applying this question … Continue reading

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Following a Leader or Following the Crowd?

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Two recent news stories illustrate that there is a difference between following a worthy leader and following a crowd. The big story in Chicago over the weekend was the NATO summit and the surrounding protests.  Most of the media coverage focused on the protests to … Continue reading

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Do we really believe?

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Do you really believe that “…many who are first will be last, and the last first?”  When you are in a position of leadership, do you really believe that the way to become great is to lower yourself to the … Continue reading

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Real Awards for Real Living

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences handed out award statues last night to recognize the best work in “reel” life: Best picture, best performances, best director, best visual effects, to name a few.  What if there were awards for the best performances … Continue reading

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Leadership….please!

There is an important question implicit in every front page news article covering the upcoming national elections.  Who is best qualified to lead our country?  And behind that question is another:  What qualities must that leader possess?  Based on the behavior and coverage of our presidential … Continue reading

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