WWJD Revisited

Back in the ‘90’s, “What would Jesus do?” was all the rage. The phrase came from the subtitle of Charles Sheldon’s 1896 book In His Steps, a novel that sold over 30 million copies. WWJD caught on with young people and thousands of bracelets and bumper stickers were sold. In 2010, a movie called What…

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Will You Become an Includer?

A friend of ours was talking about Thanksgiving dinner at her house growing up. “There was always someone there we didn’t know,” she said. “Mom would always call up someone she thought would be alone that day and include them at our family table.” Her story made me think of the school cafeteria and the…

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Six Qualities of a Good Mentee

Every November at my church, we pick the guys we’re going to start mentoring in January. We don’t really know how Jesus went about this, but we do know He prayed all night over His ‘shortlist’ as He made His decisions. So how do you get to your shortlist? These 6 qualities describe the men…

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Are You Hungry?

I’m often asked, “How do you pick the guys you’re going to mentor?” My answer is sometimes painful but always the same: “I want guys who are hungry!” My business life was about trying to motivate people. Prospects to become customers. Recruits to become employees. Investors to become stockholders. My personal life? Same thing. Kids…

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What’s the Source of Your Success?

Ok. Here’s a tough one for you . . . If you were to come into a bunch of money, would the people who know you be genuinely happy for you? Or this one . . . If you were to be honored with an award, like “Employer of the Year,” would your employees be…

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Today’s post comes from Radical Mentoring’s Executive Director Kevin Harris . . . Imagine you arrive in Chicago for a business meeting. It’s not until the next night so you decide to explore the city. Having never been to Chicago before, you grab a coffee, find a map and set out exploring. But you realize…

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What Story Will You Tell?

Imagine you’re 85 years old, living in a nursing home and your health is beginning to fail. Your grandson has always had a special place in his heart for you but over the last few years, he’s been busy finishing college, getting married and starting his family. One day, out of the blue, he calls…

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A Believer with No Faith

I’ve thought a lot about my life before I become a Jesus-follower at age 33. Raised in the Baptist church, I was taught the tenets of Christianity. I knew the rules, the characters and the stories of the Bible. Even when I was baptized at 10 years old, I could have passed a quiz on…

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Obedience is Faith Exercised

There’s a word nobody uses much anymore. In a world of freedom, positive reinforcement and behavior modification, this word seems old school and out of touch. The word is obedience. Andrew Murray wrote a slew of devotional books back in the 1800’s but his book The Spirit of the Christ rocked my spiritual world. In…

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We are Complete

My church just had its annual Man Night. Quite a production with campfires, bacon snacks, brownies and milk, film clips . . . you know, real guy stuff. At the end of the main talk, 6 truths about identity were put up on the screen along with this question, “Which of these do you struggle…

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