Engaging Culture and Common Good

I had to save this short post by Dr. Richard Mouw. His work on public theology and common good has helped me engage the world and see God’s goodness rather than pick sides or create “insider-outsider” dynamics. Several good folks are offering excellent responses to the recent declaration by John MacArthur and company condemning those…

Oceanside – Welcoming but Segregated (Case Study)

I periodically connect with people at Starbucks (where I study) and meet new people.  It helps me to get a feel for how people experience Oceanside. Darryl is an African American (spitting image of Tiki Barber!) that has been in the navy for 16 years and feels like he’s enjoyed his career.  He has 3…

Leaders Define Reality

Max Depree writes: The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between the two, the leader must become a servant and a debtor. That sums up the progress of an artful leader. Concepts of leadership, ideas about leadership, and leadership practices are the subject of…

Citizens en La Casa

God’s word speaks most to me when I think about my context, interior life, community, and culture. A theologian friend of mine said that all theology should be done in our context.  It’s where God is meeting us. I follow the Catholic daily lectionary. It’s usually a passage from the Hebrew testament, a prayer from…

Successful Teams Share These 5 Traits

Source:  goo.gl/Hh4ZPD 1. Dependability. Team members get things done on time and meet expectations. 2. Structure and clarity. High-performing teams have clear goals, and have well-defined roles within the group. 3. Meaning. The work has personal significance to each member. 4. Impact. The group believes their work is purposeful and positively impacts the greater good….