Optimization vs Maximization in B4T

Part 1 of a mini two part series. Maximization is a much older buzz word in the business world than “sustainability,” yet it certainly has never gone out of vogue. Maximizing shareholder value, maximizing profit, and their converse maxims, minimizing costs, etc. have...

DISCERNING GOD’S WILL

At the recent B4T Expo several young people asked, “How do you discern God’s will?” This is a common and important question. In “Pursuing God’s Will Together” Ruth Haley Barton gives 9 ways that she determines God’s will. I have used and agree with Barton’s 9 and have...

ON BEING A DISCIPLE

Part 1 of a series of blogs on discipleship. Thanks to Jim Petersen for many of these ideas in this series of blogs, and to Mike Kotecki who originally discipled me. In Matthew 9, we read that Jesus was traveling and teaching around Galilee. One day He stopped and...

THE TAMARISK TREE

The following is contributed by a B4T worker in the Middle East Sustainability is all the rage at the moment. Everything is about sustainability, and the Church has bought into all the hype. Sustainability has its advantages and its necessity in our lives, but it is...

THE EXCELLENCE OF DANIEL

In August, at our network’s gathering, over 150 B4T workers, 100+ children, and another 100+ coaches, member care workers, investors, and mentors gathered to worship and celebrate God’s goodness, prayed over one another, shared, encouraged, and built one another...

MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION, PLEASE!

This blog has been contributed by a B4T worker in the Middle East. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.  It is the hard-working farmer...