Posts tagged with: Matthew

The Sermon on the Mount by Károly Ferenczy (1896)

Leadership Wisdom – All Leaders are Teachers

Jesus sits on a hillside with a group of his disciples talking about a new way of being human.

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Christ in Gethsemane, Heinrich Hofmann - 1886

Leadership Temptations: What Price Are You Willing To Pay?

Jesus willingly pays the highest price possible.

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The Ring of Power

Leadership Temptations: How Will You Lead?

In our passion to do good in the world, it’s easy for the tempter to distract us by focusing on the ends of our work in order to justify unjustifiable means.

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Sandro Botticelli, The Temptation of Christ - 1480-1482

Leadership Temptations: What Does Success Look Like?

It’s easy to focus on spectacular progress and dramatic results.

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Christ in the Wilderness - Ivan Kramskoy - 1872

Leadership Temptations: Whom Do You Trust?

Learning to trust God unreservedly is the first task (and test) of leadership.

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A newspaper article showing various stock markets

Investing, Not Exploiting

Every choice we make to spend money is a way of investing in systems and goods and communities.

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A woman bringing a bag of groceries to a neighbor

Investing in People

In life, we have people whom God trusts us with and people whom God trusts with us. Our investment in each other truly can pay dividends in God’s Kingdom.

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A nativity set

Advent: Light With Us: Immanuel

This is an affirmation of presence. Not hopes to be, not begging to be, God IS with us.

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A crowd of children, one of whom is reaching out to the photographer

Keeping Christmas Well: As a Child

Christmas, the celebration of God’s coming among us as a child, helps us to experience blessed childlikeness.

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A large group of old clocks, mostly grandfather clocks

Keeping Christmas Well: Past, Present, and Future

After Ebenezer Scrooge was supernaturally transformed, he proclaimed, “I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future!”

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Two goats on a hillside


“Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”

May it be so for us.

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A single tree growing in the middle of a desert

Why Lead at All?

Leadership is hard.  But finding the motivation for enduring when it is particularly challenging is a key to forming resilience. 

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A set of rusty tools

Your Labor is Not in Vain

The work we do, the decisions we make, the people we help, the justice we fight for, the hope we preach, the prayers we offer—all those make us more Christlike.

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A barn set up for a party with tables and many colored lanterns

The Great Banquet

Once again, we see God’s glory weaving through stories where it is unrecognized by many of those present. But this time, the banquet is not being thrown to spite God’s love, but because of God’s love.

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A boat in the middle of a choppy lake

God’s Redeemed People #2: Lord, Save Me

Jesus can use flawed people who cry out to him for help.

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