A Defining Moment

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Recently on a college campus in the midwest I was informed by InterVarsity staff about a certain philosophy professor — “in fact, he’s sitting over there” — who sometimes talks with our students. He’s an atheist, of course. I went over and introduced myself and sat down. He had no idea what to expect from this stranger from Minnesota. Nor …

This May Make You Envious

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A couple of years ago I joined a theological discussion group that is one of the best, ever. Let’s just call it TP. Guess what happened? The friendships in TP grew so rich, the humor so hilarious, the fellowship so sweet, the discussions so penetrating, that we expanded by 25%. We went from three people to four. One is Catholic. …

A We Thing

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I’ve always thought of myself as having something to offer the ministry profession. Lately I’m reconsidering that thought. I’m changing it to what WE have to offer the ministry profession. Who is “we”? We is the people who send me out there to do God’s work. I recently talked with a successful person in the marketplace who is producing a …

Doing Less

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In recent years I’ve become more interested in doing less. But doing things better. Quality grows. Quality is a magnet for new talent. Quality succeeds, reproduces, becomes all the envy. To illustrate, there’s a certain team of five guys at my church that does awesome work. But they don’t let just anyone join the team. You have to show yourself …