Sep 16, 2014

The Tutor

Sherry was a tutor, hired to review grammar with 10-year-old Bobby in the hospital burn unit. The unit shocked her, and the boy was hard to look at. But she stayed, taught verbs and adverbs, and the next day, she forced herself to return. On her second visit, the nurses...Read more +
Sep 5, 2014

What Ferguson Taught Us: Letter to Ferguson

Dear Fuller Community, I am compelled to write about events that have unfolded these last three weeks in Ferguson. We all must await the facts and conclusions of this particular case, but meanwhile, silence is one of the sins of omission that has allowed us to be in denial about...Read more +
Sep 2, 2014

This Too Shall Pass

This, Too, Shall Pass
Abraham Lincoln told the story of an Eastern monarch who commanded his wise men to create a sentence. This sentence would be cut in stone and always be in view. It must be true. It must apply in every situation and at all times.Read more +
Aug 28, 2014

What Ferguson Taught Us: Seek the Third Way

Don't hold me to this. Or, maybe, hold me to it. I don't know. What I know is the visit to Ferguson changed me, and it will inform many parts of my life for many years to come, if not forever. That much I know. Ferguson was beyond hot. Sweltering...Read more +
Aug 28, 2014

What Ferguson Taught Us: Setting My Heart to Hope

Ferguson broke my heart. Broke my heart in pieces … a trail of crumbs leading to a rose lined road. I left a piece of my soul on the pavement in Ferguson. And not because I wanted to. God ripped a piece of it as a remnant. A reminder of...Read more +
Aug 28, 2014

What Ferguson Taught Us: Laid Bare Before the World

This summer has felt turbulent. The violence and unrest around the world have kept me up at night praying, and aching. In the midst of daily life, I find myself soaking in the stories and statistics of real people around the world: Gaza, Iraq, ebola in West Africa. In between...Read more +
Aug 26, 2014

What Ferguson Taught Us: Two Ways You Can Pray for Your Community

At The High Calling we talk a lot about vocation and calling and the integration of faith and work. Sometimes, as we do our work, we make mistakes. Sometimes, mistakes are made by others. Sometimes, our credibility at work and in our community comes into question. Sometimes, our credibility deserves...Read more +
Aug 26, 2014

What Ferguson Taught Us: Pick Up Your Corner

I was in the front row of the sanctuary, face-to-face with a woman’s raw pain, running liquid down her brown cheeks. She was standing at the podium—with her eyes closed, face lifted toward heaven, arms raised. A man stood at the piano, hunting for the right notes, like he knew...Read more +
Aug 24, 2014

Life Doesn't Card You at the Door

When Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence, he was only 33 years old. When Benjamin Franklin wrote Poor Richard's Almanac , he was 26. At age 18, Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein . Isaac Newton was 25 when he formulated the law of gravity. But wait. Emanuel Kant wrote...Read more +
Jul 30, 2014

Yes, I'm the Mechanic

For a lot of people, making the transition from being an international realty broker to running an auto mechanic shop might seem pretty tough—and George Zaloom wouldn't tell you otherwise. But the process through which George became able to answer, "Yes, I'm the mechanic" without it sounding like "Yes, I'm...Read more +

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