Conversations: On the Train from NJ to NYC

Conversations: On the Train from NJ to NYC Whenever I think about why I do what I do or share with others my vision for life and ministry, I usually think about conversations I have had with others. These real life conversations are where I find my sense of calling and purpose. They also keep…

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Living Effectively at the Crossroads

In March it was projected that Latinos would become the largest ethnic or racial population in California. The year 2042 is now a well known marker for when experts project that whites will be the statistical minority in the U.S. Our current reality is that more and more people live at the crossroads, the intersection of peoples and nations from…

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What I’m Talking About When I Talk About Pastoral Ministry

What I’m Talking About When I Talk About Pastoral Ministry At it’s core, ministry is participating with God in the work of his kingdom here and now. God invites us to join his mission in redeeming and restoring all things in all the world. Our identity and calling is grounded in being made in God’s…

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The Complexity of Leading Well in a Globalized World

The Complexity of Leading Well in a Globalized World Living today in the twenty-first century means living in a postmodern, urban, global, and interconnected society. This reality leads to an ever increasing cross-cultural interaction, a diversity of experiences, and collaboration across geographical, political, ethnic, and socio-economic lines. The flattening of the world—including ease of communication, travel,…

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5 ways walking into glass relates to our need for cultural intelligence

I was enjoying a cup of coffee while reading outside of a Barnes & Noble. The table I was sitting at faced an AT&T store. I glanced up and saw a good looking man in a suit walking confidently towards the exit. Only he was headed straight for the large, floor to ceiling glass window, not…

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My new favorite tool for quick and easy expense reports

My new favorite tool for quick and easy expense reports One of my least favorite activities in my job is organizing, inputing, and submitting my expenses. To make things worse, I often procrastinate, and just let the stack of receipts pile up. The irony is that some are reimbursable–and yet that did not seem to…

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