September 22, 2011| 2

Essay: Is Growth a Given?

Recently, while traveling in Montreal, my wife and I became engaged in conversation with a small-business owner about the differences between the US and Canadian economics. He told us that Montreal was a hot-bed of entrepreneurism. He claimed that this was due to high cultural value being placed on innovation and individualism and also because […]

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 […]