• Lessons from Israel: Pilgrimage, Veneration & Christian Antisemitism (Part III)

    FROM TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - Israel is one of the most interesting countries in the world. What can we learn from the experience of the nation and its citizens? Quite a bit. Here's a list of interesting things I learned and observed from a Vancouver / Canadian / Christian perspective about Jerusalem and Israel over this past two-week period. This third blog post covers “Spiritual” aspects of Israel. read more
  • Lessons from Israel: Yad Vesham, Aliyah, Shabbat & Babies (Part II)

    FROM JERUSALEM, January 23, 2018 - Israel is one of the most interesting countries in the world. What can we learn from the experience of the nation and its citizens? Quite a bit. Here's a list of interesting things I learned and observed from a Vancouver / Canadian / Christian perspective about Jerusalem and Israel over this past two-week period. This second blog post covers “Experiences” and “Interesting Facts.” read more
  • Lessons from Israel: Trump, Bomb Shelters, Starbucks & Kibbitzum (Part I)

    [This is the first of three blog posts] FROM JERUSALEM, January 22, 2018 - Jerusalem is a very unique city for historical, geopolitical and spiritual reasons - and it is situated in one of the most unique countries in the world. What can we learn from the experience of the citizens of Jerusalem and Israel? Quite a bit. Here's a list of interesting things I learned and observed from a Vancouver / Canadian / Christian perspective about Jerusalem and Israel over this past two-week period. This first blog post covers “Context” and “Business.” read more
  • Jesus, Entrepreneur - No!: Lessons from Ricky Bobby in Talladega Nights

    Ricky Bobby in the movie ‘Talladega Nights,” played by the ubiquitous Will Ferrell, says, “Look, I like the Christmas Jesus best, and I'm sayin' grace. When you say grace, you can say it to Grownup Jesus or Teenage Jesus or Bearded Jesus or whoever you want.” This is what I think of when I come across people, surely well-intentioned, who talk about, “Jesus, Entrepreneur.” read more
  • The One Essential Quality of a Leader

    As I have been in leadership, and worked with others in leadership, I have realized that there is one essential quality of all effective leaders. I have seen this quality in the course of organizing over 40 ELO events during the past 12 years. I have seen this quality as many people have gotten on board with the cause of the ELO events to connect, equip and celebrate Christian marketplace leaders. I have seen this quality in great leaders that I have had the privilege of getting to know during the course of organizing events, from John C. Maxwell to Mark Burnett. read more