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Can We Talk?
It was with no small sense of irony that I read the recently released 2017  Free Speech and Tolerance Survey report from the Cato Institute. Many, unfortunately, will probably dismiss it out of hand without bothering to read it. Because it comes from a deci...
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It was with no small sense of irony that I read the recently released 2017 Free Speech and Tolerance Survey report from the Cato Institute. Many, unfortunately, will probably dismiss it out of hand without bothering to read it. Because it comes from a decidedly libertarian think tank with ties to the Koch brothers and Ayn Rand's objectivism. Personally, I disagree with a number of Cato's policy positions, the Koch brothers scare me almost as much as George Soros, and on the whole, Ayn Rand gives me hives. Nevertheless, the data in the Free Speech and Tolerance Survey is telling. It provides an illuminating and disturbing look at the current state of discourse in our country. With graphs and charts. It's definitely worth a read. And a conversation.
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Out of Our Seats and Into the Streets
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love my church. I love the people, the worship, the contagious sense of God’s
presence and the abandoned crazy in love with Jesus atmosphere. And I love that
my teenage son loves it too. We were talking over a truck stop lunch after
church a couple weeks ...
Out of Our Seats and Into the Streets
Out of Our Seats and Into the Streets
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To Colin Kaepernick: Let's Have Coffee
Dear Mr. Kaepernick...or Colin. Can I call you Colin? Let's have coffee. Or, if you don't drink coffee because of being an athlete, I'd be just as happy meeting over juice or Chinese buffet or whatever. I'm easy. But I have no idea how else to reach you so ...
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When Disruptive is a Good Thing
People talk all the time about the need for change. Change in the way we do business. Change in politics. Change in the educational system. Change in the way media communicates. Change. Yet all too often it's just talk. It's venting. Complaining. Pointing o...
When Disruptive is a Good Thing
When Disruptive is a Good Thing
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Truck Stop Coffee
Most folks have read or heard the story of Nicodemus. The respected religious leader who wanted to talk with Jesus but couldn't be seen doing so. He wanted to know more about what this Jesus was teaching, but his position and standing in the community requi...
Truck Stop Coffee
Truck Stop Coffee
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WE'RE BACK!!!
We hope you had a great summer.  We did! 
But now we’re back and ready to bring you more great content from the
Empowerment Institute, One Rock Strategix and the Marketplace Kingdom podcast. We’ve had an amazing year so far, engaging with friends and
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WE'RE BACK!!!
WE'RE BACK!!!
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We Didn't Intend to Go Global
We Didn't Intend to Go Global
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We Didn't Intend to Go Global
Sometimes we lose touch with
friends when they move to another city. But then sometimes we don’t. I have a
small group of friends like that. We talk on the phone, or skype. We stay
connected via email and visits. And conversations pick up right where they l...
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It's Gonna Be Alright
It's Gonna Be Alright
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