December 21, 2010| 0

Changing the World Advent Style

To encourage the philanthropic spirit so readily experienced this time of year, Kelly Greene recently penned an article in the Wall Street Journal titled “How to Change the World … Whatever the Size of Your Wallet.” In this piece, she outlines a variety of programs to which one could volunteer time or donate money. From […]

December 8, 2010| 0

Pushing: God, Work and the Pursuit of Excellence (Part II)

Let’s look at why I believe that both pushing or fighting to get ahead and striving or pushing in pursuit of excellence may not be wholly accurate depictions of Kingdom values. First, the resource pie is not fixed in its size, shape or allocation. We serve a God of abundance, a God of loaves and […]

November 19, 2010| 0

Pushing: God, Work and the Pursuit of Excellence

My wife and I were recently in China as part of the leadership team for a study abroad program. During our time there, we noticed how everyone seemed to be hustling to make money. It was striking, in this Communist country, how capitalistic and entrepreneurial everyone was. Each street vendor, taxi driver, hotel employee or […]

October 26, 2010| 0

Business Time Meets Kairos Moments

I never seem to have enough time… Many functions of business divide time into concrete pieces built around deadlines and deliverables. Too often, business time is considered clock time. Personal contributions are heralded for efficiency to the organization, and production inputs are often measured by “just in time” benchmarks. Think of business planning, supply chain […]

October 8, 2010| 0

Inner Transformation through Daily Work

To a certain extent, the gift of work is outwardly focused, bringing healing and restoration to a hurting world. But it has internal implications, too. Part of the goodness of work is that we are renovated through it and by it.