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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The Astonishing Creativity of God

The vast panoply of Heaven was so vivid, so bright, and so textured that it seemed as if it were just beyond the reach of my hand.

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The Curious Meaning of “God”

The very first verse of Genesis introduces us to God. The word “God,” which serves here almost as God’s name, raises some interesting questions.

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The Story of God

Sometimes great stories introduce the protagonist in the very first paragraph.

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First Impressions

When was the last time you really wanted to make a good first impression? I experienced this desire a few weeks ago when I journeyed to Holland, Michigan, in order to meet Max De Pree.

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God’s Resurrection Power for Us

This is Easter Sunday, the day when most Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

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The Reality of the Cross

Today is Holy Saturday, the day between the cross and the resurrection of Christ.

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Live in Love

Today is Good Friday, the day of the year when Christians throughout the world remember the death of Jesus in a special way.

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Servant Leadership on Maundy Thursday

Jesus says he washed the disciples’ feet as a model for how they are to treat each other.

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Spy Wednesday and the Unexpected Meaning of Our Work

In some traditions it’s called Holy Wednesday, but I doubt that would have engaged my juvenile imagination.

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