Bo White

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The Journey of Mothers and their Children (a review)

The men all deserted the Christ when he was crucified, except for John, and his immediate family. The women, though, we are told stayed until the end. Part of this, I believe, is that there is an inseparable journey that is connected to moms. I have met heroic single mothers living in American cities and […]

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Eat the Locusts in Front of You

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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Down Memory Lane (a review)

Reviewing a Bible is a bit audacious, but in this case, I am reviewing a few years of my own life as well. Let me explain. While living in London, England, as a college student (23 years ago), I was introduced to Bible teachers like Dick Lucas, Hugh Palmer, David Jackman, and others. Many of […]

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Leading in a Role

In a one act play during college, I played a comic relief part that intersected with Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’. My role was to remind the characters in the play that though their love is being expressed on stage, at some point, the play will end and we’ll all join these people–then I point […]

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Why I am so Impatient

Restless. That’s one way of looking at things. Another way is simply a lack of interest in waiting. Both would be correct. The apostle writes that love is patient, so a big reason I am so impatient is that there are times when I don’t love well. And that would be correct as well. I […]

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Entering in to the Grand Paradox: a review

A young woman and I co-authored a research paper in college focused on the interpersonal relationships between men and women. We were exploring why we ‘date’ with the idea that we may have similar success rates in marriage if we just skipped all the ‘dating’ stuff and just got married. We stayed up late, getting […]

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Life and Leadership Isn’t Fair (and that’s ok)

Usually your parents told you ‘life isn’t fair’ in the heat of the moment and in the midst of something not going your way. And your parents were right….sort of. It’s a safe answer and a rather uninteresting response, isn’t it? Of course, life isn’t fair. And in an interconnected, internet world, we now know […]

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Inspired by a Race Horse

The last time a female horse won the Belmont Stakes, the Boxer Rebellion in China had just ended, women’s suffrage in America had not yet taken flight, and World War One was still a decade away. Yet, June 9, 2007, “Rags to Riches,” made racing history and if we pay attention, this horse could teach […]

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End of Year Lists 2014

Everyone is doing it. Ok, lots of people do this and it’s not a terrible exercise in reflection. So, here are the year-end lists I get asked about or I get curious about. Most Impactful Books I say ‘impactful’ because I read around 2 books a week, which makes a condensed list daunting. What this […]

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In to the Spirit

It’s almost Christmas 2014. And this is a good thing. Yet, today, my daughter said goodbye to one of her closest friends, who is moving away to another town. While we’ve moved from St. Louis to Phoenix to Kansas City to now Champaign, Illinois, we have always been the ones who moved. Today, someone else […]

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