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Seek the Flourishing of the City, Again and Again

“Take Idaho” was the way my sister-in-law Kathryn Elliott Stegall put it so very poetically as she mused over our longing to see all things well in the world. But the world is large, and how on earth do we … more »

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Clowns of God

Like many, many others, I have long loved the work of children’s author and illustrator Tomie De Paola, and particularly how he includes insights into his Italian heritage and his vibrant Catholic faith through simple story-telling. A Mormon friend introduced … more »

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Vocations as Sacramental Signposts

I began with the sainted story of California. Like all of life, and the history of every people and every place, the story of California is a complex one, even a messy one. On the one hand, what we know … more »

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Entrepreneurial Imagination, Entrepreneurial Vocation

“But why does responsibility matter so much? What if we just imagine ourselves as responsible– isn’t that the same?” Last night a group of folks from across Seattle met at the invitation of Veritas Cities to think about “Designing Experiences … more »

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Learning About Vocation

“Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys….” Most of life is autobiographical, and that’s as true of me as of anyone. Simply said, I am my grandfather’s grandson, and he was a hero to me for all … more »

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Vocation as Common Grace for the Common Good

“So why are you at Regent College? What made you come from Sao Paulo, Brazil, to Vancouver, British Columbia?” On Wednesday this past week my wife Meg and I flew across North America, and by early afternoon had landed in … more »

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Common Grace for the Common Good, Again and Again

Vocation and the common good. In a few words, that is what I care about, and so what I work on, day after day, year after year. More could be said, and most of the time, I do. Today I … more »

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Missio on Bezalel and Oholiab: Artistry Against Poverty

Noemie* is a 16 year old Muslim girl living in the Horn of Africa. 18.8% of the population in her country lives below the poverty line. Women in her country do not have a lot of opportunity and many of … more »

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Conversations With Consequences

Sometimes conversations have consequences. A long time ago, most of 30 years, I met a young man from Richmond, VA, in a summer study program on the Chesapeake Bay. Set on a beautiful old farm near St. Michaels, we called … more »

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Missio on Joseph: Thinking Through Power

It is easy for Christians to shy away from power.  Jesus Christ, the author of our faith, was essentially homeless and devoid of any earthly authority while in this world.  He commanded us to turn the other cheek when attacked.  … more »

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