Bo White

Ideas and Grace over Coffee

Stories that Shape Someone Like Me: Two Reviews

A Review of the NIV Zondervan Study Bible I had a theatre professor in London, England, who saw me several years later, wondering why I did graduate study in theology. She said “I don’t believe a word of it, but it’s the greatest story ever told.” To this day, I am not exactly sure what […]

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Why go to Church at All: Reflections and a Review

Why go to Church at all: Reflections and a Review On 3 different occasions in the last month, I have been engaged in some honest, at times intense, conversations with people, all related to this exact question: why go to church at all? Let me give three reflections from my own experience and then I […]

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Irresistable Grace: Reflections and a Review

Steven Pressfield has written in memorable ways about the Resistance. It’s what comes up in our conscience or in our work that prevents art from getting done. The Resistance whispers for us to stop when we seek to risk more and put ourselves ‘out there’ through vulnerable writing, painting, new business, or communication. Seth Godin […]

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Life on Purpose: Reflections and a Review

When someone crashes in their car or falls down the stairs, we call that an accident. When someone gets up in the morning with no plan for their life or their day, we call that, well….it might be more normal than abnormal. We may call it vacation or relaxing or ‘go with the flow’, but […]

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Let’s Not Do All You can Eat: A Moderate Rant

Every year, something really grosses me out. It’s the hot dog eating contest that is sometimes televised and then it’s the pie eating contest that is sometimes featured on the news. And then the Food Network shows men and women trying to eat all that they can in one sitting. My grandmother used to keep […]

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Reminders and Notes and Schools of Thought

I think we all are tied to some school of thought. And I can say that one of the more influential ‘schools’ in my life is not a formal one nor even an accredited one, but L’abri and the work of many who have been linked to the work and writings of Francis Schaeffer continue […]

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Unoffendable: A Review

Brant Hansen has written an important book and my hope is that it gets taken seriously. The title is “Unoffendable” and it’s one of the more impactful books I have read in a while. Now, that either means I not usually moved or that I suffer from inertia or that I don’t read much. But, […]

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Meaning in Life (1 reflection and 2 reviews)

Victor Frankl is credited with saying this: ““Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.” This explains why Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Life is one of the bestselling non-fiction titles of all time. This also explains why the high percentage of disengaged workers in today’s modern culture is disturbing. Disengagement […]

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A Leadership Resource (a review)

At nearly 600 pages, many people will not pick this book up and that would be a mistake. Unlike John Maxwell’s Leadership Gold, this is not a compilation of essays, rather it’s actually a compendium of smaller books. So, it’s the Maxwell version of a reference guide. The Complete 101 Collection is simply outstanding as […]

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Redefining Love (A Repost and then some)

When is the first time you remember really meaning the phrase, “I love you.”? I don’t want to put the focus on the first time you said such a thing, but the first time you think you really meant it. Who did you say that to? Did they believe you? Almost every day, I say […]

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