BOOKS

Out In Front by Kirk Gilchrist

My dear friend and senior pastor just released his latest book this week, and I couldn’t be more thrilled for him and for those who read it. It’s chalk-full of hard hitting life lessons, glacial nuggets of wisdom, and often startling arguments to some of church culture’s more common assumptions—ones Read more…

business

Weight

I’ve been feeling a lot of pressure. While I can’t see it, I can feel it. Weight. Something pressing’s down on me. Many things, actually. And they’re not bad things. They’re good things. In fact, they’re God-ordained things. Serving my wife, stewarding my kids, taking care of our home, investing Read more…

business

Loss Judging

In the arena of business, I’ve met a lot of people who start off conversations by asking future employees or other entrepreneurs how much money they’ve earned. The discussion could include additional possessions, like cars, boats and houses, as if these are medals awarded for valor on the field of Read more…

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Order

Life is built on a sequence of events played out over time. I can’t buy my next guitar until I sell my present guitar. Which I just did. (Enjoy, Mark R.) I couldn’t write this post until I got here to Hawaii. Between the build up to Easter, the launching Read more…

business

Learn Like You Eat

[Image from The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers] Teaching people is a lot like feeding people. Since I’m familiar with the idea of feeding people in our restaurants, the analogy works well. Some people hate your food. They don’t like it, and won’t have it again. Others didn’t Read more…