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  • Jun 17

    Called to Show Up

    Sometimes, I wonder if we’ll ever be over COVID. The latest episode of the pandemic is getting people to come back to the office. Businesses who had experimented with new work arrangements during the pandemic are finding out ...

  • Jun 10

    The Anger Merchants

    Several years ago, a group of people approached me about doing a local radio show. The premise was simple. Nashville was open to a radio show talking about the issues of family and life we all face from a common sense, Christian based ...

  • Since Jesus gave His church the command to make disciples of the whole world, we’ve struggled to define how to best carry out what Jesus requires of us. The first problem is to understand what Jesus meant by “disciple.” ...

  • May 27

    Small, Focused, and Agile

    The Russian invasion of Ukraine hasn't gone the way the experts -- or Russia -- expected. When Russia began to amass troops along the Ukrainian border, the talking heads on the news shows began to make their predictions. Russia ...

  • Frederick Buechner, the well-known writer, refers to his conversion in several of his writings. According to Buechner, he was living in New York City and happened to attend a worship service at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church. ...

  • May 13

    The Power of Presence

    The Power of Presence

    A friend told me a long time ago that a person, especially a leader, must guard their essence. That is, a person only has so much “essence," only so much personal power and energy that they can give to any one thing. Once ...

  • May 6

    Baby Steps

    Whenever you get serious about an endeavor, your first few lessons are very basic. I mean, very, very basic. They are so basic because, as any good teacher will tell you, most students have to unlearn bad habits they've picked ...

  • Apr 29

    The Encore Problem

    The Encore Problem

    In Nashville, it's called the encore problem. Here's how the story goes. An artist comes to Nashville with a boxload of songs and dreams. They've been writing songs over the course of their life and if they're lucky, ...

  • Apr 15

    Nothing Left to Say

    When There’s Nothing Left to Say

    I make my living with words. I love words. I pay attention to words and how they work. I get frustrated when people use "anxious" when they mean "eager." (Anxious means we're ...

  • My dad was a local politician who served for several years on the city council of Huntsville, Alabama. Watching him work the angles to get things done in local city politics was an education for me. In a lot of ways, growing up with ...