intent + opportunity

the original was posted on linkedin, you can read the original here. about two months ago I wrote a post espousing my thoughts on a concept that I refer to as the “philosophy of work.” the idea is simple enough: each one of us has a base set of assumptions about what it means for…

philosophy and the work conversation

the context of this article was from my time at rock church in san diego. the original was posted on linkedin, you can read the original here. the environment i serve in is tough (most workplaces are). but, what is unique about what i do (interaction+communication) and where i do it (rock church san diego)…

the science of story

okay so my blog is sub-par. that does not mean that if you are reading this that you are sub-par, but rather that this site, from a literal, semantic, or a rhetorical sense is flawed. i am good with that. because ultimately the flaws in this site tell a specific story. regardless if i am…

means.ends.

i believe that there is a coming crisis to the church in america. it is not a crisis of identity, or theology, or even a crisis of relevance. i believe that this crisis is something more subtle, more understated, and more entrenched than most would admit. as i look around the christian landscape that i…

love.hate.

darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. – dr. martin luther king jr. these words by one of the great leaders of the american civil rights movement speak to the heart of what social justice should be about. however, there is a…

on.perception.

take a look at the image above. what do you see? do you see a duck facing to the left or a rabbit facing to the right? this, one of the most famous optical illusions, is a great illustration of one of the most fundamental truths about the human experience: perception dictates what we understand…

ten futile workplace cliches

i love cliches. when i was a kid living out in the void space between red bluff and cottonwood in northern california1 i did not have a great deal of entertainment at hand. sure we had both cbs and pbs (but in the mid-eighties that was not saying much). in between exploring the outdoors and…