Wooden furniture possesses one thing really natural concerning it. There is this feeling of coziness, of nature and of beauty that could be be discovered in wood home furniture. Hardwood is birthed from the planet. It feeds the fire, breaks …

Over the past two years I have been part of a group focused on issues of community development among the least reached. As a result of that work, a new book, Undivided Witness: Jesus Followers, Community Development, and Least-Reached Communities

Story 1 – Abdul purchased an antique oil lamp at the local market. When he brought the lamp home and began to clean it a jini came out and said, “Abdul, I have been trapped in this lamp for a …

A seminar I’ve been doing for several years on the topic of following Jesus in the workplace was recently published in a short book titled, Embracing Our Priestly Nature at Work by Resource Publications, an imprint of Wipf and Stock …

Here is a link to a 13 minute presentation I did recently at the Nordic School of Management’s 2017 Summit in Sweden on 21 March. It presents how we help companies build healthy conflict resolution practices into organizational cultures. It …

Barcilona, Spain – June 2016 CHS Alliance Conference on Humanitarian HR on the front lines…

I have been teaching 4 and 5 day capacity building workshops in Central Asia, North Africa, the Middle East, North America, and Europe for nearly 20 years now. I have been doing between two and ten each year, mostly on

Lately I have been reading and reflecting on the meaning transformation. It is a word used quite liberally by people writing about leadership, international development, theology and other fields. You can easily get a half million hits from a Google …

I have been feeling a bit melancholy this past month. I am not sure why, but maybe it has something to do with my strange job. As the director of Operation Mercy, there are two things that make my job …

castle walls 1In ancient days, many castles consisted of three defensive perimeters. The outer wall, the inner wall and the keep. The keep was the final place for retreat. If the enemy penetrated the outer and inner walls, it was