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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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Maryland Bible Society Brings History Alive

Maryland Bible Society Brings History Alive

| October 11, 2014

As the State of Maryland celebrated the 200th anniversary of the writing of the Star Spangled Banner, the Maryland Bible Society is teaching history is a unique way. MBS was formed in 1810, and over the past 200 years has accumulated a fascinating collection of Bibles, books, and historical objects that tell the social history […]

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The Myth of Multitasking

The Myth of Multitasking

| September 11, 2014

In one of the many letters he wrote to his son in the 1740s, Lord Chesterfield offered the following advice: “There is time enough for everything in the course of the day, if you do but one thing at once, but there is not time enough in the year, if you will do two things […]

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The Daily Routine of Genius

The Daily Routine of Genius

| July 7, 2014

To many people “routine” means a boring, repetitive pattern of events. But evidence is growing that a disciplined daily routine can be the foundation of great productivity. In his recent book Daily Rituals, How Artists Work, author Mason Currey examined the daily schedules of 161 painters, writers, composers, and scientists; and concluded that “solid routine […]

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Baby Boomers and the Affordable Care Act

Baby Boomers and the Affordable Care Act

| May 5, 2014

The Affordable Care Act (commonly called “Obamacare”) is the most dramatic change in health care law since Medicare. Of all demographic groups, the one most affected by the new laws is the Baby Boomers – those born between 1946 and 1964. The law has caused employers to reconsider the provision of health care as a […]

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