Category: Practical Theology

The gift of Lent

The gift of Lent

Read this in 1 min Lent I I have to admit that my feelings about Lent ebb and flow. I see it’s value and I have no particular reason to deny its validity as something that benefits Christ’s church. At the same time, it does become such a production for many people. In places discussions of Lenten disciplines can be …

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Free productivity resources

Free productivity resources

Read this in 1 min Productive Flourishing has some really great free productivity resources that I wanted to share with you. As a marketing manager I juggle a large number of projects from recently-published books and forthcoming books to social media curation and conference management. Several of their free productivity pages have been super helpful. You can download them here. …

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your most valuable commodity

your most valuable commodity

Read this in 1 min I once had an evening meeting. It started not too long after the close of business so I decided to work until the meeting, attend it, and then go home for dinner afterwards. Bad idea. As younger guy I might have been able to handle it. As a middle-aged guy, however, my body rebelled. The …

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Make the change

Make the change

Read this in 1 min Change requires energy. Everything is new or close to it. There’s a learning curve. And while that curve is steep–which isn’t forever–it takes brainpower and emotional energy to successfully get to the top. The thing is: while change is depleting its opposite is fossilizing. There’s nothing easier than doing the same old same old. When the …

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Reject personas

Reject personas

Read this in 1 min One of the easiest things for writers to do is to fixate on image. We ask ourselves: what personal narrative can I attach to myself in order to be more marketable. It makes sense, that’s what politicians do all the time. The problem is that writing isn’t like getting elected. Incidentally, getting elected isn’t like …

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