Monthly Archives: February 2011

Jim the Visioneer

My friend Jim just died at 92. On Tuesday afternoon his eyes glimmered a little behind the thickening curtain of death. On Wednesday morning he left. The ultimate geek, when Jim’s teenage daughter was sick in bed, he attempted to … Continue reading

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What Do I Smell Like?

Last Monday I ran the 10k course for my upcoming race in Ojai. It was my first time around the 6.2-mile loop. Halfway along I was out of juice and beginning a long incline. I had given up looking at … Continue reading

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Martini Christians

Too many Christians are like a James Bond martini—“shaken, not stirred.” We talk about God rather than talk to God. We walk around need rather than follow the steps of the Good Samaritan. We welcome affirmations for leadership while declining … Continue reading

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A Masterpiece Journey to Easter

I’m crazy excited about Lent this year . . . which is weird for someone who grew up hating Lent. At Holy Cross we are going to juxtapose great art masterpieces and the Bible. America is shifting from a culture … Continue reading

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Leadership Geometry: Dare to Dream

We look at our lives through the fierce urgency of NOW. Choose to look forward. Rather than asking: What did my church look like last Sunday? Instead: What are we becoming? In Geometry the most basic notion is a point—a … Continue reading

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Leadership Tells the Truth

I’ll never say those words again! Someone asked me about my church, and I said, “Holy Cross is a little church in Ojai.” The moment the words crossed my tongue, I knew that I had missed the truth. My words … Continue reading

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A Letter from Your Shepherd

My dear lamb, do you remember when I found you that dark, stormy night when you were lost? Oh, how you had continuously battled your temptation to run from the flock to a new place, a greener place, a place … Continue reading

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