Catch of the Day

Catch of the Day   There are times I understand how pastors feel when people ask them what they do the rest of the week because the only time they see them is on Sunday. The Gathering conference could at least qualify as a reviva ...

Nothing Left Undone

I am at the age (and in a line of work) where people come to talk about what legacy they want to leave behind – in their families and in their businesses. In almost every case we eventually get around to talking about ...

An Unorganized Principle

An Unorganized Principle Hillary Clinton stirred up some dust in her interview in The Atlantic by saying, “Great nations need organizing principles and ‘don't do stupid stuff’ ...

A Guide for the Perplexed

The local newspaper is filled with stories of people needing help. Just yesterday I read about someone’s home burning down; a gravely ill child needing funds to cover treatment; low-income students in need of school su ...

Organizing Genius

A.S. Neill was the iconoclast founder of the Summerhill School in England. His educational philosophy of allowing children to pursue their own interests free from the interference of artificial standards, adult experts a ...

Five Challenges Families Face

Five Challenges Families Face   If you sometimes feel the joy of giving is elusive, you are not alone. Over the past 20 years we’ve had the opportunity to connect with hundreds of individuals, couples and families working with the issues t ...

Carried into Exile

Carried into Exile Mark Labberton, President of Fuller Theological Seminary, recently used the word "exile" in his address to the General Assembly of the PCUSA  to describe living faithfully as “a minority in a setting where we worship ...

Earthquakes in Diverse Places

Earthquakes in Diverse Places I'm in Los Angeles this week serving as one of several mentors for a group of 12 organizations that are a part of Praxis, an accelerator program for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Similar to Echoing Gree ...

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