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An Atheist’s Perspective on Christian Engagement in the World

An Atheist’s Perspective on Christian Engagement in the World

| September 9, 2018

On June 29, 2013 in Starke, Florida, the first monument to atheism to be erected on government property was dedicated. It sits alongside the Ten Commandments on the Bradford County courthouse grounds. What caught my attention, in addition to the event itself, was a particular quote on the side of the granite bench monument. The quote […]

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Faith and the Hard Work of Democracy

Faith and the Hard Work of Democracy

| August 13, 2018

George Washington’s Farewell Address is one of the classic documents of American history.  Conceived by President Washington near the end of his first term, the text originally drafted by James Madison, set aside as Washington served a second term, refined by Alexander Hamilton, and released by Washington ten weeks before the electors cast ballots in […]

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Business as Mission and the Three Mandates

Business as Mission and the Three Mandates

| July 17, 2018

We know that businesses can fail and hurt people (Enron) and harm nature (BP). But it is equally true that we all depend on businesses, and that they can do good. The woman in Proverbs 31 was an astute businesswoman whose ventures served individuals and her community. The Quakers practiced a kind of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) […]

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Wealth as a Creation of God

Wealth as a Creation of God

| March 12, 2018

The Bible makes a bold claim, namely, that wealth creation is rooted in God the creator. He is the ultimate source of all wealth. Genesis 1:1 declares, ‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.’ And Genesis 2:1 notes that the creation of the heavens and the earth was completed on the sixth […]

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In Memory of Billy Graham

In Memory of Billy Graham

| March 12, 2018

I met Billy Graham on July 9, 2006.  He was in Baltimore for the Metro-Maryland Festival, featuring his son Franklin as the primary speaker.  I was the Chair of the Festival’s Executive Committee, and had been leading the team working on this event for the past three years.  The general assumption was that Billy Graham […]

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Christian Goal Setting For 2018

Christian Goal Setting For 2018

| January 10, 2018

If you knew without a doubt that you could not fail in accomplishing one major goal, what goal would you set for your life?  I have heard this question for years in business circles when the subject of goal-setting comes up. It’s also one I think about and think through what God wants me to […]

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Seven Prayer Habits of Highly Effective People

Seven Prayer Habits of Highly Effective People

| November 14, 2017

We asked 15 business people leading Kingdom-building companies around the world what prayer habits, practices or experiences they have found helpful in their business life. We identified 7 reoccurring themes: Prayer habits for effective business people! Weave prayer throughout company life Prayer is something to be ‘threaded’ through the fabric of the business, not compartmentalized […]

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500 Years of Reformation

500 Years of Reformation

| October 4, 2017

October 2017 is the 500th Anniversary of start of the Reformation, when Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the church at Wittenberg. We may think of this as solely a seminal event in Christian history but it was much more than that. The Reformation changed the world.  It set a new […]

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Jesus – What Are You Doing Here?

Jesus – What Are You Doing Here?

| August 23, 2017

The Gospel of Mark chapter 5 records the account of Jesus healing a man possessed by a Legion of Demons.   We will rightly focus our attention on the Lord and on the demonic, but we should not miss the significance of the place. The accounts in the Gospels occur in Roman Palestine, in a small […]

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The Honor of God and Decisions of Faith

The Honor of God and Decisions of Faith

| August 8, 2017

The course of our lives, and the success of our businesses, is largely determined by the decisions that we make; and the decisions that we make are in turn governed by the priorities that we establish. As Christians, we should set as a high priority the Glory and Honor of the Lord. Exodus 14 records […]

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