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When Doing Less is More

When we are working in our giftings, we are in the best position to do good work and bring glory to God, no matter the industry or type of work.

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The Changing World of Work at the De Pree Center

My De Pree Center colleague Michaela O’Donnell often talks about the challenges and opportunities of “the changing world of work.” She was doing this…

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Lent: A Time of Preparation and Growing Closer to God

What is Lent? Why does it matter? What might I do – or not do – to observe Lent? Introduction to Lent Growing up…

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Purpose is Key to Third Third Flourishing

We often think of finding a purpose in life as something young adults need to do. It’s crucial for folks in their late teens…

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What is God Birthing in You?

If you’re anything like me, this particular holiday season has felt both quieter and also somehow louder. Quieter because there’s not as much to…

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Staying Relational in Stressful Moments, Part 2

Staying relational in the middle of stress, chaos, and conflict can help us access significant resources for working through problems and stress.

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Staying Relational in Stressful Moments, Part 1

It is an understatement to say this year has brought more than its share of stressful moments.

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Practices for Growth, Part Two: Lean In and Let Go

This is part two in a series on Practices for Growth, find the first part here. It’s been a year of waiting. Waiting for…

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Gaining Margin to Give Back: An Interview with Stephanie Smith

When I interviewed Stephanie Smith – an African American woman in her late 40’s – about her hopes for the coming years in life,…

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How Not to Waste a Crisis–Even When You are Exhausted

“If I could retire today, I would,” a pastor told his executive coach recently. But he can’t retire and he wonders how he is…

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Deep Change for a Disrupted Church: A Review of Scott Cormode’s “The Innovative Church”

This article is a Review of The Innovative Church by Scott Cormode. When most church members use the word “innovation” they are usually referring…

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Time Management:
Video Intro & Guide for Devotions or Small Groups

Watch Video Now: Based on Ephesians 5:15-16, this video on time management asks us to examine our lives so that we might live more…

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The Meaning of Christian Leadership

We Christians spend our days and nights like farmers; we are tending the people whom God has entrusted to our care. But we cannot make the people grow.

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Finding Courage as an Artist: An Interview with Roxanne Fulkerson

“I wanted to be a visual artist my whole life, but it took me so long to have the courage to do what I…

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With Ideas, Quantity Creates Quality

Ideas are like saplings; you measure them in quantity, not quality.

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