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The Social Animal

The Social Animal

(Unattributed quotes belong to the author David Brooks)

If you were to tell me that the one thing that connected every conscious action we made was the unconscious I’d have had a difficult time understanding what you meant and have been tempted to make you justify yourself. 3,739 more words


Understand the Four Horizons of Vision

Are you a little confused about visionary planning?

There is a difference between having a vision and having a plan. Vision is about the picture of your church’s future. 1,205 more words


It's Up to You to Make the Brick Click

Christmas morning found the following under our tree:

The story of our family fun putting it together is recounted elsewhere, but our week-long adventure reminded me of a great book on a recent success story of LEGO – and the lessons we can learn from it. 756 more words


Learn to Think Beyond "Right Now"

Imagine that the role of vision in your church is like an axe.

When skillfully used, it makes a path clear. It removes obstacles. It broadens the path for others to follow. 867 more words


Unlock the Imagination of Your Audience by Using a Map

To help others see change, the leader must understand how to unlock the imagination.

The very act of imagination is connected to faith. The author of Hebrews writes, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). 1,015 more words


Midmonth BookNotes – December – Happy Holidays!

In the December 2016 edition of the Midmonth BookNotes, you’ll find signed books, cozy comforts, holiday classics, and even more stocking stuffers… Click here to view the PDF.


Physical Anthropology in 1950

(Observations on intellectual history and ideological struggle)

I recently took a look at a book which gives a standard account of what physical anthropologists thought they knew about race immediately postwar.   2,957 more words