Tag Archives: Responsibility

Welcome to the Real World

Who decided that I was qualified to be in charge of the language learning of a bunch of elementary schoolers? Or that I could come in and run communications efforts with relative autonomy? Whoever it was, I’m sure they have … 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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Missio on Work (Ephesians 6:5-9): Motivated by Praise

Bondservants, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, rendering service … more »

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Missio on Ecclesiastes: Relational Investment

Last year one of my professors confronted us with the question “Can you know the world and still love it?” Right off the bat I wanted to scream “Yes! Of course!”, my pride swelling at what I saw as a … more »

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The Emperor’s New Clothes, One More Time

Most of life is pretty autobiographical. What we think about, what we do, where we live, why we care about some things and not others, and on and on; in thousands upon thousands of ways what we think and say … more »

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Missio on Just Economics: From Jerusalem to South Asia

There are times when I read the Bible that the people and their cultures seem so far away from me that I feel detached from the story.  Their lives are so different from mine in how they eat, dress, where … more »

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Missio on Daniel: No Hand Washing!

“Daniel in the Lion’s Den” has become one of the iconic Biblical stories of faith for Daniel’s bravery and devout persistence in the face of lethal opposition. For good reason, Daniel has often occupied the lion-share of the story (I … more »

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A Long-Loved Love

Sometimes there are tender tears. On my flight across America a few days ago, I watched the film, “Coming Home,” born of the genius of Zhang Yimou, the celebrated director whose work over the last generation has changed the nature … more »

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A Conversation with Consequences, and Cream Tea Too

“Do you have time for a conversation?” With different words, in different places, from different people, this question comes to me day after day. Two weeks ago I said “yes” to a young woman in Oxford, a South African doing … more »

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Missio on Generosity: Work Like No One’s Watching

My mom has a lot of sayings. A lot. She is chock full of expressions, metaphors, and phrases which she uses often and which have, whether for good or ill, become a natural part of my own vernacular. One of … more »

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