Thoughts on Creating Controversy as a Blogger
Shauna Niequist
By Shauna Niequist

When I first started blogging, a friend told me that the internet is the wild west, and because it’s relatively new and ungoverned, there are no rules. Each person has to make up their own rules, and then stick to them.

I have a few rules, and chief among them is the one […]

What I Learned About Leadership Listening to the Nixon Tapes
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

Here in DC, the local C-Span radio station has been playing the Nixon tapes in the evenings. I often drive to Alexandria in the evening to let my dog swim and spend some time by the river so I get about a half hour to listen. Then, recently, I decided to listen to the ones available online. Recipients of his calls ranged from Billy Graham to Henry Kissinger. And they’re fascinating. When else will we be able to hear a sitting President talking candidly, having forgotten he was being recorded?

Anyway, what I learned first and foremost from the tapes was this […]

4 Reasons for Optimism in Today’s World
Justin Zoradi
By Justin Zoradi

There is a lot of bad news out there. If you turn on the TV, the stories on the news describe grim economic times, a world at war, the breakdown of society, and a pending zombie apocalypse.

This type of news messes with our belief systems. More than anything it makes us afraid. Unless bomb shelters count, scared people don’t create much. They don’t create because they are pre-occupied with protecting what is closest to them. This is […]