Category Archives: Leaders

Building Organizational Trust in an Age of Cynicism

In times of change, the last thing you need to experience—as an employee, a colleague, a corporate leader, or a customer—is the discovery that trust has been violated. Does any of this sound familiar? A person, group or organization has … Continue reading

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Vision Problems: 6 causes of World Vision’s PR debacle

World Vision, the giant international Christian relief and development organization, made two announcements last week. I was shocked and disappointed by both. The nature of my alarm was somewhat different than what I’m reading among my friends who share my … Continue reading

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The Character of Charles Colson

As we remember Charles Colson on Wednesday at a National Cathedral service, I am reflecting on the great man and the honor I had to serve at his side for many years. Much is being written about our memories and … Continue reading

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A Colson Memory on a Sad Day for the Christian World

The passing of the man I consider the most influential evangelical of our generation, Chuck Colson, brought to mind a flood of memories from my days as his chief of staff and in other positions at Prison Fellowship Ministries from … Continue reading

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Joel Osteen: “Scripture shows homosexuality is a sin”

Joel Osteen is making news for his interview with much-hyped Larry King replacement Piers Morgan. Osteen is not particularly good in an interview, particularly when the discussion delves into sensitive topics. He gets a little too soft and he looked … Continue reading

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Andy Miller, the happy Salvation Army warrior, dies at 87

Commissioner Andy Miller, a close friend of my wife Debbie’s and the entire Payton family, and beloved throughout The Salvation Army world, died this morning after a long decline, in suburban Atlanta.  A former U.S. National Commander of the Army, … Continue reading

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Chuck Colson on absolute truth about God, in Slate

There is a fascinating interview with Chuck Colson at the Slate blog, conducted by Kathryn Schulz, author of Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error. One section deals with exclusivity of truth. Our culture is most critical of orthodox … Continue reading

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Former Falwell aide reflects on a controversial and productive life

Last week I had a cup of coffee and a good visit with Nelson Keener,  my friend and former colleague on the Prison Fellowship senior mangement team in the 1980s.  We’re many years from our work together, but we share … Continue reading

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Bush’s Turn: Now More Popular Than Obama, “W” Offers Counterpoints After Two Years as a Punching Bag

A presidential memoir from George W. Bush that will be released November 9 (note to my Christmas list) will arrive in a political environment very different than the one that saw him leave Washington two years ago.  In a poll … Continue reading

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Great New Book from Mary Beth Chapman (wife of Steven Curtis)

There’s a great new book, Choosing to SEE: A Journey of Struggle and Hope, by Mary Beth Chapman, wife of Christian recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman, and Ellen Vaughn, a best-selling author who helped Chuck Colson write some of his … Continue reading

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