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What Happens When Creativity Dies

Walt Disney – one of the greatest innovators of the 20th century – once said: “I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment. I am never satisfied with my work. I resent the limitations of my own imagination.” Innovation is the preamble of progress. Our world is riddled with systems and structures and […]

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The One Name That’s Bigger Than The Company

The world is filled with ambitious people. They dream about their goals and how they can add value to everyone with a new product or service. Some of these people execute their ideas and become founders and CEOs of startups. As the companies scale, so does the founder’s name recognition. This is where the company […]

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The Fastest Way to Reach Christ

My sister-in-law and her husband are staying with my wife and I for a couple weeks until they close on their home. They brought their dog and my two little nieces who have bagpipes for voices and can’t wait to play with whoever’s interested first thing in the morning. This particular morning, I’m heading to […]

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The Curse of the Hometown Hero

The following is a list of the top five NBA players who spent their entire athletic career with one franchise: 1. Kobe Bryant – 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers 2. Dirk Nowitzki – 19 years with the Dallas Mavericks (and counting) 3. John Stockton – 19 years with the Utah Jazz 4. Tim […]

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The Miseducation of Church Folks

“Tell your friend her dress is too short.” The old lady leaned back into her seat with a slight smirk on her face, feeling satisfied that she delivered her mail to the right address. Or at least the right mailer. The mailer was my sister, and she knew she would never deliver that message to […]

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Dependence Day

July 4th (also known as Independence Day) is a patriotic day for many North Americans. For some, it’s an excuse to fire up their grill and Spotify playlist. For others, they look back at a sacrifice that was made to wriggle the country out from the grip of British rule in 1776. Independence is a […]

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What Acts is Trying to Tell Us

The Bible is filled with powerful narratives – of love, loss, redemption, the list goes on. These stories aren’t happenstance. They’re there to remind us that human beings (like ourselves) once lived and faced major decisions when it came to their faith. To me, Acts is one of the most pivotal books of the Bible. […]

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The Checkerboard

One man’s death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic.   The quote above is often attributed to Joseph Stalin – one of the 20th century’s most brutal dictators – and, for that reason, it might be easy for us to toss aside as the rantings of a man whose regime was responsible […]

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When $1.5 Billion is Not Enough To Live On

  Bling bling. Cha-ching. The largest Powerball jackpot in U.S. history has reached $1.5 billion. To say this is a lot of money would be an astronomical understatement. This is more than a lot of money. This is a normalization termination contract. I ____________________, with the winning Powerball ticket, hereby agree to terminate the current […]

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What Jesus Would Look Like In 2016

What would Jesus look like if he were here today? I’ve always wondered about this question. In my opinion, he’d be a 5’10” bearded homeless man in his early 30s. Up top, he’d don a plain white T-shirt; below he’d have khaki shorts a few shades darker than his “yeast-from-the-mid-east” complexion.  He’d carry a 70L […]

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