Dean Walker

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3 Scriptures That Just Keep Blowing My Mind

July 12, 2018 by Keith Giles<p>Over the last few months, I’ve run across 3 scripture verses that are seriously melting my brain. [In a very good …

Theology

5 Leadership Rules From the Past That Don't Work Now (If You're Doing Any Of These, Stop)

Don't fall prey to these untruths<p>I think it's pretty fair to say that most of us want to be considered a successful leader. However, what worked in the past won't work now. Rapid change requires agile leaders who think differently and can adapt to the changing times. Leadership is also personal - …

Leadership

Passover 2018: When Does The Jewish Holiday Start, End & Everything Else You Need To Know

It’s almost here. Passover, one of the most important festivals in the Jewish calendar, is fast approaching! Find out when it all begins, how to …

Christianity

6 Disciplines of Leadership That Inspires Ownership

A major shift in leadership can inspire employees to go beyond responsibility.<p>Over the years, I have had the honor of speaking with hundreds of business leaders in many industries through my podcast and my work with companies on rapid growth. Most recently, I interviewed CEOs from the 2017 Inc 5000 …

Leadership

If You Read These 9 Books on Leadership, You Probably Don't Need a Mentor

While no aspiring leader's bookshelf is complete without a copy of Sheryl Sandberg's <i>Lean In</i>, there are literally hundreds of other books on the topic …

The 5 Communication Tactics That Helped Me Become a Better Leader

Effective leadership starts with effective communication. From writing emails to giving a company-wide speech, what you say and how you say it will matter.<p>Having a strong vision for your company is one thing. Being able to communicate it clearly is another ballgame. As a leader, your job can take …

Entrepreneurship

Jesus in the Old Testament, Part 4: Christophanies

March 8, 2017 by Mark Driscoll<p>This is the fourth part in a series on how the Bible is all about Jesus.<p>Jesus as the eternally existing Son of God, the …

Giving names to gods

Christianity creates unnecessary confusion because of the doctrine of the Trinity, three gods in one, so when Christians speak of god, it is not …

'Praise the lord and pass the rattlesnakes': the pastor killed by the viper he preached with

Pastor Mack Wolford had many ways of getting the faithful all fired up. He would drive from town to town, preaching, singing, speaking in tongues and brandishing – on several occasions – venomous snakes. Wolford, who lived in McDowell County in West Virginia, belonged to the Full Gospel Apostolic …

Faith

Real Christians Are Not Sinners.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Recently on CNN I heard Franklin Graham say that we all are sinners. His comment reminded me how many people have played into, …

How Children are Led Astray into the Sin of “Biblical Literalism”

This page from a children’s Bible, which a friend shared on Facebook, seems to me a perfect illustration of the distortion that so-called “biblical …

If Your Employees Aren't Learning, You're Not Leading

There’s a strong positive relationship between how much people learn on the job and how much they love their job. Employees who score high on survey questions like “I will have to learn new skills to achieve my assigned goals for this year” have higher scores on questions such as:<p>“I consider myself …

Leadership

Let There Be Light

<i>Or brightness! Or maybe a strong glow? Definitely less shade. (Inside the epic quest to translate the Bible.)</i><p>It doesn’t matter who you are -a Sunday …

Theology

Employees Say This 1 Thing Would Make Them Work Harder (And 6 Reasons Why Managers Won't Do It)

Letting employees know that you appreciate them is far more crucial than you think.<p>Contrary to popular belief, fear isn't the strongest motivator.<p>81 percent of respondents to Glassdoor's <i>Employee Appreciation Survey</i> said they're motivated to work harder when their boss shows appreciation for their …

Employment

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park: The Complete Guide

At Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park in northern California, the best thing you can do is stay in your car. That's because the hour-long, six-mile …

Pagans

• <b>Author:</b> James J. O'Donnell<p>A provocative and contrarian religious history that charts the rise of Christianity from the point of view of traditional” religion from the religious scholar and critically acclaimed author of Augustine.<p>Pagans explores the rise of Christianity from a surprising and unique …

Chrisitan Groups

<b>Today Christianity has around 2.42 billion people as adherents, divided in to many sects, the major ones are:</b><p>Catholic Church – 1.285 …

These 5 Best Places to Work in 2018 Are Doing Something Ridiculously Hard (and, Their CEOs Are Driving It) | Inc.com

In the world of work, it's award season. The time of year when the best places to work lists for 2018 start to emerge. For the tenth year in a row, Glassdoor, one of the world's largest and fastest-growing job sites, has announced the winners of its Employees' Choice Awards, honoring the Best …

The 10 Smartest Things To Look For In Every New Hire

If you’re hiring a new member of your team, congratulations. You have a business that is thriving enough to need more hands. But be prepared, as the shortage of highly skilled workers means finding and retaining quality, creative employees, which can be pretty damn tough.<p>According to a 2017 …

How the Black Death turned from a tummy bug to a deadly plague

Without two genetic mutations, the Black Death would never have been more than a minor gastrointestinal annoyance. According to a study published Tuesday in Nature Communications, <i>Yersinia pestis</i> -- the bacterium that causes the three main forms of plague and has killed millions throughout history …

Black death skeletons reveal pitiful life of 14th-century Londoners

The 25 skeletons unearthed in the Clerkenwell area of London a year ago may hold the key to the truth about the nature of the Black Death that ravaged Britain and Europe in the mid-14th century.<p>A Channel 4 documentary on Sunday will claim that analysis of the bodies and of wills registered in …

Before the bubonic plague wrecked Europe, it was way less contagious

You may know the bubonic plague — an infection caused by Yersinia pestis bacteria — by its medieval name: The Black Death. But thousands of years …

Ancient relic found containing ashes from the grave of John the Apostle

Excavations at a medieval port and fortress in Bulgaria have led archaeologists to discover several artifacts of significance. A lead vessel …

Martin Luther’s Anfechtungen–his own dark nights of the soul, and how they affected his teaching and ministry

Image via Wikipedia<p>Well, it seems that each of the three sections of my forthcoming article for Leadership Journal has ballooned to the projected …

No Christmas under Cromwell? The Puritan assault on Christmas during the 1640s and 1650s

Mark Stoyle investigates popular resistance to the Puritan assault on Christmas during the 1640s and 1650s<p><i>This article was first published in the</i> …

World History

What medieval Europe did with its teenagers

<b>Today, there's often a perception that Asian children are given a hard time by their parents. But a few hundred years ago northern Europe took a particularly harsh line, sending children away to live and work in someone else's home. Not surprisingly, the children didn't always like it.</b><p>Around the …

Nutmeg Spice Has A Secret Story That Isn't So Nice

Ah, nutmeg! Whether it's sprinkled on eggnog, baked into spice cake or blended into a latte, this pungent spice can evoke memories of holidays past.<p>But a lot of blood has been shed over this little brown seed. "Nutmeg has been one of the saddest stories of history," says culinary historian Michael …

Earliest known draft of King James Bible found in Cambridge

American scholar Jeffrey Miller discovers notebook containing about 70 handwritten pages dating from 1604 to 1608 in archives at Sidney Sussex College<p>The earliest known draft of the King James Bible, regarded as the most widely read work in English, has been unearthed among ancient papers lodged in …

Church of England