Oct 23, 2011

God at Work

An old Jewish story says that when the Israelites fled Egypt, they followed each other so closely, so diligently that they never noticed the miracle happening around them. The waters of the Red Sea parted before them in a great spectacle. But the Israelites were so caught up with following...Read more +
Oct 22, 2011

Community Post: Twenty Men Fixing a Road

Given that I live in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, and work often in the Washington area, it’s not uncommon for me to drive on Interstates 81 and 66, often while on the way to participate in some sort of discussion on work and vocation. On these drives, it is also not...
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Oct 21, 2011

Community Post: Vocation as Integral, Not Incidental

Welcome to the West Coast! I grew up in this part of the world, in the Golden State, just to the south of Oregon. When I was 20 I dropped out of college, living in a commune in the Bay Area for a year. I learned to eat Chinese food...
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Oct 20, 2011

Three Things to Do When Your Career Hurts You

by Claire Burge
I am eating a peach. I notice the white flesh that is laced with streaks of pinkish red fibers. I feel the fluff of the skin like an abrasion against my own. I taste the sugar water that pours from within it and I realize that I have not taken...Read more +
Oct 19, 2011

No Closed Doors

John was a goal-setter—and he’d set his cap on a position in the London branch. Besides excellent work, he’d built relationships…gained strong experience. Sure enough, in a few short years a promotion reached John, along with a transfer to … Dallas. And the door to London swung shut. At this...Read more +
Oct 13, 2011

Permission to Wake Up Your Soul

I spent several days last week surrounded by writers, artists, musicians and poets. It was the Writer’s Retreat at Laity Lodge , in Texas, my second year attending. This is a stark contrast from my routine as a business executive. I am usually immersed in the business of running things,...Read more +
Oct 7, 2011

Here Come the Super People

In our increasingly competitive world, what will happen to the souls of productivity-obsessed hyper-achievers? And what kind of world will these people create if they become our leaders? Mark Roberts, the Senior Theology for Laity Renewal and advisor to The High Calling, writes about "Super People" and opens a fascinating...
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Oct 7, 2011

The Importance of Fred Shuttlesworth

Our friends at Urban Faith have posted a thoughtful post about the Civil Rights leader, Fred Shuttlesworth , including commentary from two scholars of religion and race. Be inspired by this lesser known story of a great and courageous leader. Photo by Jonathan Purvis . Used with permission. Sourced via...
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Oct 7, 2011

Horse Whisperer: The Gentle Healing of Dan "Buck" Brannaman

Recently my 7-year old son and I attended a special presentation of Buck at our local theatre . Buck is an award-winning documentary based on the life of Dan “Buck” Brannaman , renowned horseman, equine clinic instructor, author, and the inspiration for Robert Redford’s character in the 1998 movie, The...Read more +
Oct 6, 2011

How Do Your Coworkers Perceive Your Leadership?

I was talking with a colleague recently about a big project I am leading at work. It’s the single biggest assignment I’ve had in some time, and I was giving him an update on our weekly progress. His response caught me off guard. “Wow Dan, I’m really impressed with how...Read more +

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