Silly Giving

The song is so old that you cannot find the lyrics online, but in 1965 “Spider John” Koerner wrote and recorded “Rent Party Rag” on his first solo album. The gist of it was a story about what to [...]

Fixing the World

The earliest foundations in America were established by men who had made fortunes by recognizing and capitalizing on social demographic industrial and financial changes in our country. Most were [...]

Jesus is Just Alright

In the last few years I have been paying closer attention to some deep shifts affecting the church. It’s easy for Boomers to label Millennials and say, “They’ll come around when they have a few [...]

The Mr. Spock Prize

My friend Randy Samelson at Counsel & Capital is funding a prize for the best annual report designed for Randy and other “left-brain” donors. I am calling it the Mr. Spock Prize, [...]

Forever Young

“And the Lord God said, ‘The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.’ [...]

Shark Tank

In the evangelical community, there is still the lingering doubt that money invested in a business will not be as pleasing to God as money given away.

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 [...]

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