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Jesus as Global Leader (Part III) — Innovator

One of the most valued leadership qualities in the literature today, both academic and popular, is the quality of innovator. Technology has thrust the globe into a whirlwind of continuous flux and everyone recognizes the need for people who can provide their companies with products that will give them the edge over the competition. This is why Marquardt and Berger1 include “Innovator” in their list of qualities of a global leader. In a world of…

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Beautiful Leadership

I am reading “The Name of the Rose” by Umberto Eco and ran across a passage where one character is explaining to another the concept of “beauty.” He says for something to be beautiful three things must be in place: integrity, proportion, and clarity. It got me to thinking about Beautiful Leadership. Let’s apply these three criteria to leaders. Integrity I don’t know about you but I am disgusted with the lack of integrity we…

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Initial Reflections on My Reading of Atlas Shrugged

I finished reading Ayn Rand’s book Atlas Shrugged and thought I’d write a post on my initial response. This was my introduction to Rand so I had no preconceptions about her going into the book. When I shared a quote from the book on my Facebook page, I learned that there are some who don’t like her. I was told that I should not quote her because she’s a horrible person who hates humanity. This…

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The Dark Side of Christmas

The Apocalypse is a book in the New Testament rich in symbolic imagery and rooted in the Old Testament Scriptures. The twelfth chapter of the Apocalypse describes a terrible struggle that affects the life and history of all humanity. Three protagonists appear in the story: a woman, her newborn son, and a dragon. What does it mean? Let’s take a closer look at Revelation 12:1-17. Let’s try to figure out what the woman represents. John…

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Hero

Have you ever been attributed hero status and felt an awkward sense of inappropriateness about it? It’s not that you feel unworthy of the accolades, as much as the sense that you have become more than a person to these people. You have become a symbol, something they want and need. Somehow your hero status feeds a need within them. I used to feel like that when I was a missionary and would visit supporting…

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  • 2 Corinthians 13:14 September 21, 2019
    “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”
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