• Leaders' Foundry

    Follow The Leader

    There is no such thing as a perfect leader. Every leader has their fair share of strengths and weaknesses. We live in a world that is driven by performance and rewards its presence while punishing its absence. This gives rise to a prevalent heart posture towards leadership: To the degree I think you’re a good leader, I will respect and follow you. Many have used this to justify their disdain and dishonor of those in authority in the workplace because it’s easier to tear apart the flaws of another than to admit one’s own shortcomings. It’s one thing for a non-believer to do that; but it’s telling that so many…

  • 7 Nations,  Christian Business

    The Gate Of Sports

    While the term sports is used, this gate is inherently about physical activity and wellbeing. As Christians we can easily get so caught up discussing soul and spirit that we forget that we still have physical bodies that are a fundamental part of who we are. Physical bodies that we are supposed to wisely steward throughout the duration of our lives on earth.   How do we think about our bodies? When you look at yourself in the mirror what do you see? Can you look at yourself in the mirror? What do you believe about your body? Who/what shaped those beliefs? For a people whose image and likeness comes…

  • 7 Nations,  Christian Business

    The Gate Of Life Givers

    This gate is centered on those who deal with the business of life – both physical and spiritual. Many of them fall in the five-fold ministries (apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers & evangelists), the medical profession and those who play a critical supporting role to them. “We’re travelers here, Only passing through, And every breath we breathe is coming back to you. We’re strangers here, I know it’s true, That death is just a door that leads us home to You.” – Steffany Gretzinger (All That Lives Forever) I’ve been thinking about all the things concerning life I could write about. About those who care for our spirits and souls through…

  • 7 Nations,  Christian Business

    The Gate Of Finance, Commerce & Industry

    Most of this post is going to flat-out be about money. Because we have a major problem with our perceptions about money and wealth as believers. And if we can find freedom in God’s truth then all other related matters like industry and commerce will align. First things first. “But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.  For the love of money is a root…

  • 7 Nations,  Christian Business

    The Gate Of Media, Arts & Entertainment

    “Above all, do not fear your strength. Glorify God with it.” – Lisa Bevere If ever there has been a gate that has been outrightly dismissed as ungodly and unsalvageable, it’s this one. Perhaps it’s second only to the Gate of Government given the opinions people hold about politics. I get it. When Satan was still Lucifer – an Angel of Light – this was his domain. And as creatives, our greatest Achilles’ heel is wanting others to worship us (our gift). Exalt us (our gift) above others. It’s what led to Lucifer’s downfall and it’s has similarly led to many a wrecked artist life. However, the possible danger of…