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How the Sabbath Keeps Work from Being the Meaning of Our Lives

How the Sabbath Keeps Work from Being the Meaning of Our Lives

| September 13, 2015

Man was created by God for work (Genesis 2:15). For the Christian, life without work is meaningless; but work must never become the meaning of one’s life. Work is one of the primary means by which we fulfill our true purpose: to glorify God, serve the common good and further God’s Kingdom. God reminds us […]

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Do What You Love: Planning a Career Change

Do What You Love: Planning a Career Change

| July 10, 2015

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average employed American spends over 7.5 hours a day at work or doing a work-related activity – more time than any activity other than sleeping.   According to a recent study, over 55% of Americans want a career change. Why do so many people continue to spend most […]

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MAGNA CARTA: 800 Years Ago the Foundation for Civil Liberties was Laid

MAGNA CARTA: 800 Years Ago the Foundation for Civil Liberties was Laid

| June 7, 2015

June 15 marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, also called Magna Carta Libertatum (Latin for “the Great Charter of the Liberties”).  It is the foundation document for Western government and for civil liberties.  It is renewed by every British monarch and embodied in the United States Constitution.  June 15, 1215 is one of the […]

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“Spring” Into Your Office

“Spring” Into Your Office

| April 14, 2015

Your office should be an expression of you and your business.  So, what’s SPRINGing out of your office?  Does your office still portray the humdrum of winter? And what a winter we’ve had!  You can implement some minor enhancements to make yourself, your employees, and your clients feel the freshness and revitalization of spring.  Spring […]

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Spark and Echo Arts

Spark and Echo Arts

| March 6, 2015

Spark and Echo Arts is a Christian ministry in and to the artistic community.  Founded by composer and performer Jonathan Roberts with actor and musician Emily Clare Zempel,  Spark and Echo is on the ambitious project of creating or commissioning a work of art, music, theatre, poetry, dance or film in response to every passage […]

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Asking Tough Questions about Stewardship and Education

Asking Tough Questions about Stewardship and Education

| February 5, 2015

On January 9, 2015, President Obama announced a proposal subsidizing two years of community college education for students who attend at least half time and maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. If all states participate, the proposal claims that as many as nine million students may be affected. Students attending community college full time […]

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Ten Steps To Recover The Lost Art Of Listening

Ten Steps To Recover The Lost Art Of Listening

| January 9, 2015

The Epistle of James tells every one to be “swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.” (James 1:19).  That admonition is a one sentence primer on one of the most important, and one of the neglected, of business skills – the ability to listen.  Bernard Ferrari, the author of Power Listening, considers listening […]

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The One Primary Ability for Building Your Marriage

The One Primary Ability for Building Your Marriage

| December 2, 2014

I often stand amazed at the enormous number of marriage resources on the market, and it seems like every book I read has that 6 Simple Steps… feel to it. After reading 5 of these books, I have 30 steps that I have to remember and practice on a daily basis, yet somehow still relate […]

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The Election of 2014: The Message of State Ballot Initiatives

The Election of 2014: The Message of State Ballot Initiatives

| November 14, 2014

The election of November 4, 2014 saw a wave of Republican victories with new Senators, Representatives, and Governors.  An easy first impression is that Americans accepted the conservative message of the Republicans over the liberal message of the Democrats.  But a look behind the headlines may tell a different story. Across the nation, Americans voted […]

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Five Ways That Christians Can Increase Income Mobility

Five Ways That Christians Can Increase Income Mobility

| November 14, 2014

Over the past few years there has been much discussion about reducing poverty and increasing income mobility (also referred to as economic or social mobility) in the United States, but few viable solutions have been offered which can actually improve this important economic measure for individuals and families. Recent research conducted by Pew’s Pursuing the […]

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