Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • How to know if you are adulting

    How to know if you are adulting

    I had never heard of “adulting” until recently. The phraseology is interesting, and I was to take it one more step. As an immature teenager, I drove my sister crazy, annoying her about who was more mature. Proving, in hindsight, that I was less mature than my younger sibling. Maybe. That’s still up for debate. […]

  • 18 things and counting churches can do to love and serve their community during Covid-10.

    My friend Tom is a recently approved Global worker. He sold his marketing firm to follow God. He and his wife will be helping all those using Business  around the world. I asked him to put together some thoughts from his marketing/background on what churches could do during this time. Some of these, most are […]

  • 46 lessons I learned this past year

    This blog started with 40 life lessons I learned before the age of 40. Those blogs became the basis for the book. Yearly, I spend some time reflecting on lessons learned. Some of these are obvious, others may require explanation. A few are derivatives from other leadership lessons.  And because we need graphics, i’ve thrown […]

  • The unseen partner of break through leaders

    The unseen partner of break through leaders

    The Point of the Spear. The place of change. Leadership and the market loves change makers. The disrupters. Those who see the sea change and anticipate the new direction. Looking past the surface success of these “Point of Attack” leadership, often you will find a strange duality between the Spear Leader and the Shield leader. […]

  • Our near miss on Money Theology

    Our near miss on Money Theology

      Credit cards and the devil. The two twins of the American economy.  Debt is the devil. I have followed and tried to implement the teachings of financial guru Dave Ramsey. My wife and I were introduced to similar teachings around the time we got married, but back then it was Crown ministries. I’ll be […]

  • Growing versus grafting

    Growing versus grafting

    New Years resolutions! New Years failures. The aspiration to change meets the reality of pain. Welcome to the world of personal growth as an adult. Nature has much to teach us about growth. Take trees for example. Now I’m not a horticulturalist. Until recently, I couldn’t have told you the difference between a maple and an […]

  • Please stop empowering Africans. And pretty much every else as well.

    Lets have a conversation about power. Who has it and who doesn’t? Empowerment as a concept is so ingrained in the leadership literature that to dare question is to invite scorn and reprisal. But first a story. As the leader of a multinational church in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, I was privileged to work with […]

  • Unintended Consequences: There’s an app for that

    Unintended consequences: There’s no app for that. In the smartphone, uber connected world in which we live, every problem can seemingly be solved by an app. Don’t do accounting? No worries, there’s an app for that. Don’t do scheduling? No problem. There’s an app for that. Apps for staying in touch with family and friends […]

  • Leadership and the rubber band effect.

    On any desired leadership traits questionnaire, invariably those being lead want their leaders to be flexible. Adaptable. And while I agree 100% with this desire, there is a current reality faced by most leaders that is destroying flexibility. Demands on leaders across the board have increased. Do more with less. Stretch yourself. Live in the […]

  • Stop offering to help others..

      Because you know you can’t, and if they call, you gotta answer. NBC has this new medical drama called New Amsterdam. Based loosely on a true story, the hero is a doctor who wants to get the hospital back to caring about patients. Multiple times per show, Dr. Max will ask someone “how can […]

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