“Is that a fact!”

Once when my dad expressed some skepticism at something I had said, I defended myself with, “Dad, I read it in the paper.” To which he glibly replied, “Paper lies still. You can put anything on it.” Read more…



Give yourself a break.

Stress creates many problems for us, including unrealistic expectations about how much stress we can handle and even how we deal with it. Read more…



“It’s not that complicated.”

There are many mysteries in life, but what we are witnessing in the meltdown of our culture is not one of them. People who are wringing their hands, wondering what is happening, have not been listening. Read more…



The Pontius Pilate Leadership Institute

We know very little about Pontius Pilate, except that he was a weak and compromised leader who allowed an innocent man be put to death. From God’s point of view, of course, Jesus came to die for us, but that does not negate or change the role of human responsibility, as the Apostle Peter explained to all Jerusalem (Acts 3:12-18). Read more…



“Stake your claim!”

During the gold rush, prospectors had to know where one deed ended and another began. Establishing those boundaries for yourself involved fulfilling certain requirements and then staking your claim. Read more…



“Just listen.”

“My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.” Read more…



Viral Violence

This week I watched an interview of a man whose son had committed suicide a few days earlier. Clearly heartbroken at his loss, this dad was convinced that the Corona Virus was to blame indirectly, because of the quarantine and its isolating effects. Read more…



The Blame Game

When something goes wrong, or even is out of the ordinary, it is quite normal to seek the reason. Mechanically we look for a glitch, morally we look for a culprit, and philosophically we look for an ultimate cause. Read more…



Do you remember when. . .

“We’re all in this together” meant being in the same room?
“Flattening the Curve” implied a weight loss program?
“Hang in there!” meant being patient for a couple of hours?
“Being Safe” was a baseball term? Read more…



Unintended Consequences

There is a saying in the business community that “Your organization is perfectly designed to get the results that it is getting.” The idea, of course, is that if you want different results, you have to organize differently and/or use different methods. Read more…