In Praise of Volunteers

For the first time in fourteen summers, I'm not leading one or more youth mission trips. It's a strange feeling, heightened this week because my

It’s Time for Truth and Reconciliation

For several years I have been thinking and talking about race reconciliation in the United States. It was a series of youth mission trips at Fourth

Control vs Organic Growth

On his blog yesterday, Seth Godin offered several examples of organizations or movements that have achieved organic and viral growth. Here is his

Flying Flags

Our new house has a flag pole holder on the front porch and I plan to fly an American flag tomorrow for the Fourth of July. It feels like a big deal