Category: Culture

Issues and opinions about contemporary culture

Christmas 2014

Wishing you a very merry and a happy happy. …that old human urge for revenge has continued to plague humanity for our entire history. Indeed, the Old Testament is full of ongoing sin—faithlessness, wars, revolutions, betrayal, intrigue, etc. In order…

Medical Aid Workers in Afghanistan

In the recent headlines are the 10 Medical Aid Workers in Afghanistan who were killed by Taliban insurgents. According to the director of IAM, Dirk Frans, the Taliban murdered ten people execution-style for their Christianity. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed claimed…

The Birth of Freedom

Why would anyone believe that all men are created equal? That all should be free? Why would any nation consider this a self-evident truth? For the millions around the world who have never tasted liberty, this question cries for an…

Believe in What?

“Believe passionately in what you do, and never knowingly compromise your standards and values. Act like a true professional, aiming for true excellence, and the money will follow.” – David Maister (1947- ), business management consultant. The Advice Business: Essential…

Why!

Why? is not an academic question. It is your life. Work becomes a drudgery when purpose, meaning and passion have been obscured by the prevailing values of popular culture. Many casualties result from a loss of a proper focus —…

Strategic Vision

Strategic Planning Organizational Model Values Culture SMART Goals SWOT Analysis Strategic Vision Mission & Values Objectives Strategies Action Plan First, answer the question: “if someone from Mars visited your business, what would they see or sense?” This provides an objective…

Values

Strategic Planning Organizational Model Values Culture SMART Goals SWOT Analysis Strategic Vision Mission & Values Objectives Strategies Action Plan Values are principles, standards, or qualities considered worthwhile or desirable. Values govern the operation of the business and its conduct or…

No Neutrality!

The thesis is that if and when Christians individually and as a community assert the kingship of Jesus Christ in the world (this present evil world, alienated from God, the Father), the world will not merely oppose such a confession…

Grace, Not Luck

Application Purpose Principle Passion Virtue Character Calling Leadership Grace Christ The business world mistakenly calls it luck or fortune. They commonly speak of being lucky or fortunate when things go well. Einstein knew better. He knew that “God doesn’t play…

Do It Right!

I haven’t always lived up to this axiom, and occasionally have to re-learn its wisdom. It’s not easy to achieve compliance with this one. It’s like painting a room in your home. Once painted, the other rooms look worse in…