Author: Mark Roberts

Dr. Mark D. Roberts is a Senior Strategist for Fuller’s Max De Pree Center for Leadership, where he focuses on the spiritual development and thriving of leaders. He is the principal writer of the daily devotional, Life for Leaders, and the founder of the De Pree Center’s Flourishing in the Third Third of Life Initiative. Previously, Mark was the Executive Director of the De Pree Center, the lead pastor of a church in Southern California, and the Senior Director of Laity Lodge in Texas. He has written eight books, dozens of articles, and over 2,500 devotions that help people discover the difference God makes in their daily life and leadership. With a Ph.D. in New Testament from Harvard, Mark teaches at Fuller Seminary, most recently in his D.Min. cohort on “Faith, Work, Economics, and Vocation.” Mark is married to Linda, a marriage and family counselor, spiritual director, and executive coach. Their two grown children are educators on the high school and college level.

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Counter-Cultural Clothing

Scripture says we’re to “clothe ourselves” with “compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.”

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Remember Who You Are

God’s relationship with you tells you who you are. You are chosen, holy, and beloved.

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Live Who You Are: Introduction

In a time when we’re emerging from a pandemic (we hope!), when churches are rethinking their mission in a changing world, when cultural pressures tempt us to foster division in our congregations and communities, and when many of us aren’t quite sure what it means to be faithfully and distinctively Christian, we need to hear focused and fitting teaching of Colossians 3:12-17.

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Dust in the Wind: A Devotion for Ash Wednesday

On Ash Wednesday, Christians throughout the world acknowledge our dustiness, our sinfulness, our mortality.

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Eat the Fat!

Today is Mardi Gras, which is translated as “Fat Tuesday.”

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The Blessing of Ordinary Time

God’s mercies are new every morning. And, with the psalm writer, we bless God every day.

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What Does Flourishing Show Us?

When I flourish, I am inspired to offer praise and thanks to God, who by grace enables me to live fully and fruitfully.

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Can I Flourish in the Desert? Part 2

Sometimes life is like a verdant forest . . . and sometimes like a parched desert.

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Can I Flourish in the Desert?

God’s promise of flourishing is for you, no matter what you’re dealing with today.

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Did I Miss My Chance to Flourish?

You may truly believe you’ve missed your chance to flourish.

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Stopping Traffic on the Two-Way Ageism Street

As I’ve given more of my time to leading the De Pree Center’s Third Third Initiative, I’ve been paying increasing attention to the issue…

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Workday Prayers: When You Have a Divided Heart

Sometimes we experience divided hearts in our workplaces.

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Unexpected Flourishing

According to Psalm 92, the righteous will flourish and be fruitful even “in old age.”

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Where are You Planted? Part 2

Scripture reveals that our flourishing depends on a meaningful, committed community with other Christians.

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Where are You Planted? Part 1

If we want to flourish in life, if we want to live fully and fruitfully, then we need to develop an intimate, growing relationship with Jesus.

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