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The Pursuit of God | Notes & Review

October 28, 2010

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Aiden W. Tozer. The Pursuit of God. Christian Publications Inc., 1982. (128 pages) 1 Following Hard after God O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need of further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. […]

The No Asshole Rule | Notes & Review

October 27, 2010

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Robert Sutton. The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t. Business Plus, 2007. (224 pages) Chapter 1 What Assholes Do and Why You Know So Many …the sustained display of hostile verbal and nonverbal behavior, excluding physical contact. Test One: After talking to the alleged asshole, does the “target” feel […]

Rediscovering Church | Notes & Review

October 25, 2010

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Lynne & Bill Hybels. Rediscovering Church: The Story and Vision of Willow Creek Community Church. Zondervan, 1995. (213 pages) part one The first 8 chapters is the heartfelt story of the beginnings of Willow Creek told by Lynne. The sentiment that stands out is the honest sense that the Holy Spirit was guiding and leading […]

Guerilla Art

October 20, 2010

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The recent TED Prize winner is named “JR.” JR creates “Pervasive Art” that spreads uninvited on buildings of Parisian slums, on walls in the Middle East, on broken bridges in Africa or in favelas in Brazil. People in the exhibit communities, those who often live with the bare minimum, discover something absolutely unnecessary but utterly […]

God in America | Notes & Review

October 14, 2010

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http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/ Online you can watch the entire program, read original documents, download study guides to each program, and read the entire transcript. As always, I commend PBS (Frontline and American Experience) for their excellence. This is the ending statement of the last installment from Stephen Prothero: This is this great conversation we’ve had from the […]

Despair.com | Blogging

October 8, 2010

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A little self-deprecating humor is healthy every now and then.

Reflections on Being Laid Off

October 7, 2010

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Today is the official notice day of the termination of my employment. As you can imagine, the effervescence around the office is somber and sad, to say the least. While I found out last week, many of my friends and colleagues found out today that their positions were being eliminated. Given the fact that we […]