Winston Churchill: Help and Hope for Our Times
Wallace Henley
In the winter of 2014 I met Jonathan Sandys, the great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill. Jonathan had moved to America to make speeches about his great-grandfather. Jonathan had been far from God, but as he studied Churchill’s life he concluded that the only explanation for Winston Churchill was God, and this led Jonathan back to faith. Jonathan said he wanted to write a book about Churchill and God. I had the privilege of being the co-author of the book, God and Churchill—the first spiritual biography of the great man.
Becoming Real
By Douglas Gehrman
With age, I strive to become more real. I want to shed whatever remnants of my personality reflect behaviors based on fear and not love. Physical growth and intellectual growth assist us in reaching authenticity, but for me, spiritual growth is the most important. Presenting my real self means letting go of my fears, plates of armor that keep people away and limit my own self-disclosure. Being vulnerable, not being liked or loved, making a mistake, being criticized, feeling worthless, being unproductive, losing control, disappointing others, the unknown, becoming old, failing, death, injuring myself, and being wrong—all these fears shape my behavior and the way I deal with life. I become a human mirage, an appearance of what people want to see. When the mirage disappears, only desert remains.
Surviving Success
By Mike Chung
Recently, Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle has pled guilty to offenses against minors punishable with jail time. Fogle, who was once extremely obese, came to fame by losing significant weight while only eating Subway for a period of time. Years and years as spokesperson lead to millions of dollars and international fame but in the end, it looks like the success he has experienced led to his failure. This pattern is not unique to Fogle. The Christian Church has been rocked many times by “star” pastors experiencing significant falling. For example, former Mars Hill pastor Mark Driscoll stepped down and the church sold due to issues like abusiveness, plagiarism, and using money to make his book a best seller. What Fogle and Driscoll represent is something universal to humankind: Success can lead to demise.
Thin Places
By Doug Gehrman
There existed “thin places,” the early Celtic people believed, where one could experience closer access to God and the divine. You’ve maybe been to such a place, where the veil between our human existence and heaven seemed so “thin” as to be translucent. The Grand Canyon, Michelangelo’s David, St. Peter’s Basilica, The Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Spiritual clarity reaches a higher level and the sacred becomes visible. In the Celtic belief, God was everywhere and there was little separating the secular from the divine; you just had to look for it and experience it. The light at dusk behind a cloud, sun through rain, a moment shared, a hand offered. It could be anything or found anywhere.
The Core Value of Stewardship
By Patrick Layhee
As business professionals we bring our talents to the marketplace every working day. We exercise influence, get things done, and move our enterprises forward. Our professional tool kits are full of the latest and greatest in new ideas and strategies—we are leaders, managers, and individual producers. Underneath these worthwhile endeavors are our core values that fuel the process. These values are the foundational principles that shape our motives and impact our decisions. The products and services we deliver will change from time to time, but our core values remain the same.
Workplace Faith in Action
By Gary L. Selman
Although our country was founded on Christian principles, many Christians have been convinced by government, special interest groups, lawyers and corporate America that prayer, reading the Bible and applying their faith in the workplace is grossly misplaced and that it should come no closer to their office than the parking garage. So what is a Christian who trusts in God supposed to do when faced with daily workplace challenges, tests, and trials? Who should they turn to for wisdom and insight on recruiting, hiring, training and retaining key employees and leaders? How can they empower their workforce to higher levels of productivity and quality? How can they lead like Jesus, with love and compassion in a worldly environment geared toward power, selfishness, and greed?
CRITICAL CONFLUENCES: Planned Parenthood, a Spanish town, and a deadly schizophrenia
By Wallace Henley
Recent headlines reveal the deadly schizophrenia torturing the soul of the West. Schizophrenia is typified by many as causing a split personality, though this is not technically the case. Nevertheless, it remains a euphemism for the mental dysfunction. Planned Parenthood’s rapacious profiteering off the body parts of infant human beings, exposed by undercover videos, is the topic of one set of headlines. Just as we are digesting this horror comes this one: “Spanish town grants human rights to cats and dogs.” The leaders of Trigueros del Valle outlawed “the mutilation or death of a non-human resident” (animals having been declared “residents” in the declaration of the town’s council).
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