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A Third Look at What Matters: Gospel, Society, and Ministry

“Avocation excites your mind. Avocation releases your brain and your soul…it brings in an entire fresh perspective into the deeper shades of grace and…

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Webinar: The Power of Purpose in a Pandemic

Webinar with Richard and Leona Bergstrom, hosted by Mark Roberts.

This webinar focuses on how those in the third third of life can discover a new sense of purpose that will focus and empower us in the midst of the pandemic.

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Story, Calling, and Church: A Review of Aging by Will Willimon

Story, Calling, and Church: A Review of Aging by Will Willimon Part 1: Story In the past two years I’ve read at least a…

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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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Re-Ignite and Your Third Calling

Today I had a most interesting and encouraging meeting (by Zoom, of course) with Richard Bergstrom. I had known of Richard for about a…

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Entrepreneurship in the Third Third of Life – More Than You Might Imagine

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is arguably the world’s leading research organization when it comes to entrepreneurship. Their methods and data are trustworthy and…

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Webinar: Flourishing in the Third Third of Life

Webinar by Mark Roberts.

This webinar explores how to serve the “third thirders” in your ministries as well as think in new ways about your own future.

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Transforming Prayer in the Third Third of Life

“When you pray, don’t pour out a flood of empty words, as the Gentiles do. They think that by saying many words they’ll be…

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God Gains Through Us: An Interview with Janet

“God gains through us.” “When I’m in a situation and the Lord tells me what to say, that’s how God uses me. Everyone must…

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The Third Third Language Challenge: Why Use “Third Third”?

I like “third third” because it’s fairly neutral. It divides life into three chronological segments without specifying exactly what they are. Third third suggests…

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The Third Third Language Challenge: Are You Part of a Natural Disaster?

Why refer to the aging population as a silver or gray tsunami? Of course, the color has to do with what happens to the…

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The Third Third Language Challenge: Are You Part of Monster?

Is it helpful to refer to a group of human beings as a monster? Is it even moral to do so? Or does it…

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The Third Third Language Challenge: Are You Old? Or a Perennial?

On the term “perennials,” Barbara Cartensen says, “The symbolism it connotes is perfect. For one, ‘perennials’ makes clear that we’re still here, blossoming again…

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One More Gratitude Exercise

Today I’d like to recommend an additional gratitude exercise. This is something that has meant a lot in my life. I expect it will…

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A Second Gratitude Experiment

The experiment comes from the seminal work of Martin Seligman. He has done it with many different people and carefully recorded its benefits. Many…

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