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Planning I’m a “take the hill” kind of guy. This is neither a good nor bad thing. It just is. It’s how I’m wired. It does, however, present me with specific challenges at work. I manage projects, and the first step in managing projects is planning. But me? Nah! What are we building? A Gazooberator?…

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The Gotcha While browsing an online media source this week, I read a statement that gave me pause. It’s a strange sensation we feel when someone posts what they believe to be the ultimate “gotcha,” but their gotcha is so far off base that we want to shake them awake and get them to see…

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I have been a Kansas Jayhawks fan for most of my life. Born and raised in western Kansas, I drew my first Jayhawk sometime around first grade. I didn’t even know what it was, but I thought it was cool! Much later in life, I would move to Lawrence, Kansas and work at the university…

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I have taught for decades, and still maintain, that the resurrection of Jesus is the central truth of the Christian faith. Without the resurrection, we have nothing. It is the hub around which every other doctrine rotates. The resurrection is the key. It is the victory over death. The next day, that is, after the…

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Much hand-wringing and consternation occurs among Christ-followers who are frustrated with and taken aback by the worldliness of the world with its flaunting and glorification of sin. “Why can’t they see?” is the unspoken question that drives many to work harder, to argue longer, and allow the anxiety to build within them. The fruit will…

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Rotating Themes Something I noticed decades ago (I’m old) is that television programming runs in thematic cycles. It was more noticeable in the days before cable TV and satellite programming. We had only three channels for most of my formative years. It was hard to miss that there was an era of hospital shows. Each…

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Have you ever sat on a jury? I know it makes some people cringe, and they will work with diligence to find a way to get out of serving. I have found jury duty to be a fascinating experience. I got called to the jury pool three times in one year. One of them was…

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It is a rarity for me to call out a single person’s gross error on my blog. I cringe writing blog posts like this one. I’m far more interested in building up and encouraging by passing along teaching that exhorts and equips. Today, however, that is not the case. There are things that happen, so…

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One of my favorite movie lines comes from The Magnificent Seven. It is a scene in which Chris, trying to recruit members for his team, is explaining the job to Harry. Harry is so convinced there is a huge score tied to the job that he keeps interrupting Chris as he tries to explain their…

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