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An Uneasy Agent of the State: Part 1, Prayer As Ceremony

Hello, my name is Todd. I am a professional pray-er. Once it is discovered I am a pastor, no matter the event, I become the de facto pray-er.… Continue reading

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For Those Who Need Scientific Verification . . . Relationships

Kindness and generosity matter. The question that begs a response is whether or not kindness, for instance, is an inherent trait that some possess and others do not. Or, is it a muscle that needs exercise?… Continue reading

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Is There Nothing of Value In Monica Lewinsky’s Forbes Speech?

My Facebook Feed reveals little sympathy for Monica Lewinsky. As she predicted in her speech, her words seem most to have ignited once dead embers into rants and retorts. So, is there really nothing of value in what Ms. Lewinsky said in her speech but more kindling to keep … Continue reading

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Leaders Are Always Learners: 3 for 20 Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Leaders sometimes fall into various traps for failure to kill hubris. Remember the fatal flaw of the Greek Tragedies? Pride. The Sacred Text warns that it “goes before the fall.”… Continue reading

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Individuals Kill Community – 2 of 20 Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Surely it scared her to death. The news could not have been more surprising. Plans for what lay ahead did not include what I sprung on her than night.… Continue reading

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