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How to Develop Resilience

What is resilience? Is it a skill? Is it an ingrained character quality? Marcus Buckingham, researcher and developer of the Gallup StrengthsFinder assessment addressed this question last August at the 2020 Global Leadership Summit, which I had the opportunity to attend virtually. Buckingham and his team of researchers were interested in understanding this quality of […]

Strong & Weak – Book Review

“Dominion. The capacity and responsibility to act on behalf of the flourishing of the rest of creation.” “Flourishing requires us to embrace both authority and vulnerability, both capacity and frailty – even, at least in this broken world, both life and death.” Andy Crouch’s book Strong and Weak brought a tidal wave of emotions and […]


Pace. I have a complicated relationship with this word. When I hear this word, I think of restraint. I don’t like to be restrained. In both my personal life and my career, I am known for my efficiency. When something just has to get done, I am the one called to finish it off. In […]

Dealing with Doubts about God

NOTE: This post is adapted from a post by Dave Lowe that was originally posted on You can access the original post at:   While scrolling through my Twitter feed recently I saw a post from Sean McDowell with the title “Hawk Nelson’s Lead Singer Shares He Has Lost His Faith in God.” My […]

Living in Digital Babylon

As I read the words on the very first page, I was hooked. David Kinnaman, in his latest book, Faith For Exiles, was describing what it was like to drop his oldest daughter off at college, with all of the emotions that you would expect. Having just dropped our twins off at schools that are 3000 miles […]

Why Do Some Quit While Others Don’t?

Over the summer, my wife and I attended a parent mixer for our twins’ Cross Country team. Because I’m the team photo/video guy, I was asked to bring Cross Country videos that could be shown on a big screen TV, creating some background ambience for the event. As I scoured my hard drives to look […]

What is the Amplified Life?

In the 1984 rock documentary comedy spoof “This is Spinal Tap”, there’s a classic scene where the lead guitarist is explaining to the film director that their amps have that extra push because the volume knob goes up to 11 instead of the traditional top value of 10 (You can watch the 50 second clip […]