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How to Measure Productivity

Claire Díaz-Ortiz

In all your efforts, take more time to try to see where you are “really” being productive, and not just where you think you are.

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Hinneh: a series on vocation and calling

Tyler Braun

All throughout our lives the question, “Lord what would you have me do?” is continually asked. This question is asked of life’s biggest and smallest steps, but the answer... Read More »


2 Ways to Take Good Care of Your Heart

Justin Buzzard

The only way I know how to live and lead with a wide open heart is to daily do two things before God: grieve and dream.

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Behold! What Shakespeare’s words on mercy can teach us about Internet shaming

Matthew Lee Anderson

If mercy does not season justice, our culture’s pursuit of retribution could be our undoing.

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Want to Know What You’re Meant to Do? Listen to Your Ache

Jeff Goins

The broken things you notice are precisely the problems you’re meant to fix. It took me a long time to do this, to pay attention to my ache, but once... Read More »


Perfect in Power: Reflections on the Interplay of Power, Art, and the Church’s Worship

David McNutt

The granting of the power of amplification to “worship teams” in American Christianity has done more than anything since the Protestant Reformation to undermine congregational song. Once Protestants were... Read More »


Thirsty

Blaine Hogan

Research says that by the time your body feels thirst, you’re already dehydrated. Our hearts aren’t far off. By the time our emotions catch up with our heart, there’s... Read More »


‘Leaf Moulds’ of Thought: The New Writing Economy

Jake Meador

Paying writers is only a significant conversation if we are producing writers whose work deserves a readership. And that is why it is not the payment of writers that... Read More »


Young Leader: It’s Not About You… Not Yet At Least

Jonathan Pearson

Right now, for us young leaders, it’s not about us. It’s not about our right now. It’s about longevity. It’s about us allowing ourselves to be taught and built up.

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Be a Fixer of Broken Things

Joel Malm

I’ve seen that you can fix many of the things that seem irreparably broken in your life. You just have to take the time and do the work. As... Read More »


Find a space, start a movement

Michael Morelli

Today, many of us still cling to the notion of the solitary genius. Perhaps it’s because most of us would like to believe that we can be brilliant on... Read More »


Why You Need to Work At the Right Time of Day

Claire Diaz-Ortiz

We all have times of the day, and days of the week, that work best for particular tasks, and it is essential that we work to figure out what... Read More »


Discouragement Is A Natural Part of Accomplishing Goals

Allison Vesterfelt

This is the time of year when discouragement usually sets in. Not only is it Winterpocalypse outside—dark, dreary, icy, impossible to drive. It’s also just far enough into the... Read More »


Spiritually Significant Films of 2014

Biola University

As the 2015 film awards season nears, Brett McCracken (Editor, Biola Magazine), Eugene Suen (Co-Director, Reel Spirituality at Fuller Theological Seminary), Nate Bell (Azusa Pacific University), and Camille Tucker... Read More »


Putting Out the Fire Isn’t Enough

Scott McClellan

The immediate relief of putting the fire out allowed me to believe it was over, but I was really just stuck between the first and second step. I wasn’t... Read More »


Johnny Cash’s note to wife June voted greatest love letter of all time

Martha Cliff

We got old and got used to each other. We think alike. We read each others  minds. We know what the other wants without asking. Sometimes we irritate... Read More »


C. S. Lewis’s Journey to Faith

Robert B. Stewart

“Joy” was a recurring experience for Lewis as a child and adolescent and came to him through nature, literature or music. Lewis argued this longing is common to all... Read More »


Before the Day Starts

Margaret Everton

As the poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once said, “The early morning hours have gold in their mouth.” And who doesn’t want to be dusted with gold?

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I Wonder: Work, Art and the Deeper Meaning of Life

Somer Salomon

Before engaging in our own human efforts, we must allow ourselves to receive from a reality that has already been given meaning by the Triune God — and who... Read More »


4 Incredible Benefits to Failing Miserably

Paul Angone

You never know what amazing innovation and opportunity might be birthed only by an epic failure. But you have to keep staring at it and looking for new opportunities... Read More »





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