Bo White

Ideas and Grace over Coffee

If I Were to Sit with You Today

If I Were to Sit With You Today, I’d hand you a couple post-it notes to paste to your computer. Post-It Note 1: “Listening is a way to serve someone humbly, love them well, and share their burden.”–Justin Holcomb   Post-it Note 2: ““People do not wish to be challenged. People wish to be comforted. […]

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3 Reviews, 2 October

Liberating King by Stephen Miller   “Faith is not pretending everything is ok, when it’s not,” (51) says Stephen Miller, in his book, Liberating King. The book itself is a series of meditations from a worship pastor who, in this book, seeks to connect various vignettes in Scripture to his own life journey. Miller weaves […]

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Exercising Your Core

  Exercising Your Core It’s a well-established fitness fact, that a healthy core is important to a healthy body. The core muscles support your entire frame and while photos abound in relationship to six packs and waist lines, health is the important point. Likewise, it’s important to note that movements (leadership or otherwise) fail when […]

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Zeal without Burnout: a review

  “Constant levels of stress over a long time-period deplete our reserves,” (119). Christopher Ash has given us a special resource and this is the first book in a long time that I feel belongs in the hands of as many leaders as possible. At barely over 100 pages, it’s eminently readable, yet don’t let […]

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Counseling One Another: A Review

We all counsel one another on a regular basis. At least in many respects, while we live with friends and family, we come alongside each other in times of celebration as well as in times of need. Paul Tautges has written a book, entitled Counseling One Another, that looks at what he calls “A theology […]

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Inspired to Remember and a Review

Remember when you used to wonder what it would be like to grow up and be a detective or a superhero or an astronaut or (fill in the blank). Along the way, we start to believe that it’s more responsible to live a certain lifestyle than what Jonathan David Golden says is “Having the guts […]

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Reviewing Leaders from Three Viewpoints

It’s New Year’s Eve, 2015, so there are about a billion lists that claim the ‘best of 2015’ from music, movies, and books to Chicago moments, theatre performances, and sports plays. What I am proposing here is to reflect a bit on leaders from the past year and ask if we’ve made any progress as […]

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Eat the Locusts in Front of You (a repost)

Leaders must solve problems. Besides being decision makers, vision drivers, and humble, level 5, catalysts of social change, leaders must confront issues that threaten their team. If they don’t battle the problems as they arise, then manageable problems multiply and threaten to do more damage than anticipated. In other words, leaders must eat the locust […]

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A Review: The Key to Everything

According to Matt Keller, the Key to Everything is ‘teachability’. And I am a bit torn in writing this review because the overall content is positive. For example, the author describes ‘teachability’ as “a willingness to learn something new,” (5) as well as “a willingness to relearn what you think you already know,” (5). And […]

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Os Guinness on Freedom

I consider Os Guinness a mentor and have counted it a privilege to have shared meals and have genuinely engaged in conversation. He has always been gracious and I continue to learn from him in his writings and in his talks. In fact, I typically feel well read, but then Dr. Guinness always points me […]

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