News, Truth And Interpretation

August 30, 2016Leadership, News, Reflections

Sure, CNN, MSNBC and FOX have their agendas. But to simply say “I don’t believe a word of it” is just lazy. Every bit of information I’ll ever receive is coming at me from an angle. This is why Nietzsche wrote “there is no truth, only interpretation.” I think that’s largely true (see what I did … Read More

The Pulse Shooting: I Am Implicated

June 15, 2016Christianity, Church, Leadership, Reconciliation

It’s about guns. It’s about militant Islam. It’s about mental health. I think I find it conveniently comforting to pin violence and tragedy on one issue or another because it means I am not implicated. If it’s about guns, I don’t own one and can blame gun-owners or politicians. If it’s about militant Islam, I’m … Read More

Springsteen, HB2 and the Power of Art

April 14, 2016Good Music, Leadership, Politics

Bruce Springsteen was scheduled to play a show in Greensboro, NC this past weekend. In light of the passing of HB2, a law he feels (as many do) “attacks the rights of LGBT citizens,” The Boss canceled his only North Carolina date this year. Of that decision he writes, “It is the strongest means I have for … Read More

Leadership, Culture-Making and Donald Trump

March 15, 2016Leadership, Politics

The attempt to distance Donald Trump from the violence and anger that has become characteristic of his rallies suggests a significant gap in our understanding and expectation of leadership. Yes, I am responsible for my actions as an adult individual. But I am also thankful for the leaders in my life, current and past, who have … Read More