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IN GOD WE TRUST?

IN GOD WE TRUST A recent op-ed piece appeared in the New York Times this September titled, “The Avalanche of Distrust”.  I was fascinated as it talked about the level of trust American’s had not only in relation to the election this year, but in general.  Less than one third of folks in the US…

My Mom Died Last Week

My Mom Died Last Week

My Mom Died Last Week My mom’s name was Eva. Her twin sister, who died on their birthday a few years back, was Esther. I try to imagine what my grandparents, Harry and Gertrude, were thinking about when they named their newborn twins for the mother of all humans (Eve) and the great savior of…

The Worst Church Leadership Advice

The Worst Church Leadership Advice. A word about bad advice. Nobody wakes up wanting to give  — or even take —  terrible advice. Yet, everyone has certainly witnessed real conversations where incredibly poor advice is traded for a smile and a nod. Moreover, a lot of terrible advice is easy to spot. We know when we hear,…