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Death of a Flag – a Lesson in Broken Symbols

From Texas, Atlanta, oh man, Alabama, Savannah, The deeper the darker tha dirty south is what I'm after - “Throw Your Hands Up,” 8 Ball, MJG & OutKast Efforts to remove the rebel flag from Southern identity are commendable. They reflect an honest desire to purge a symbol venerated by white supremacists. But I caution against solely … [Continue Reading]

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Leadership Lessons From Zappos & Starting a New Church

This post is adapted from my final sermon at City Square Church on May 31, 2015. I co-founded City Square as a United Methodist faith community, along with Rev. Brian Kemp-Schlemmer, in July 2012. The online shoe/clothing retailer Zappos.com is going through a major transition that’s made some waves in the corporate world. A few weeks ago their … [Continue Reading]