When an Eclipse Meant Something

Like many Americans, this past Monday I gathered with others outside to experience the eclipse.

Where I live, we only had about a 75% eclipse, but it was still interesting to watch it get semi-dark in the middle of any otherwise sunny day.

As you know if you have been following this blog, three weeks ago, The Wife and I returned from our Reformation Tour in Prague and Germany.

While there, I had started reading the letters of Jan Hus. While I was on the treadmill yesterday I was getting toward the end of his letters and came to the point in his life where he was jailed in Constance, Germany and was getting ready to make his first defense before Sigismund, King of Germany, just a month before he would be burned at the stake. In introducing the letter Hus wrote that day, the editor mentioned that:

“On the 7th Hus was again brought before the Council. The friary was surrounded by the town guard, and at an early hour the Council assembled for Mass. While this ritual was proceeding the sun was eclipsed, to the consternation of all. An hour later, about 8 A.M., Hus was brought before before the court.” Continue reading…

Holy Spirit Inspired Management

I’ve written much here regarding what it means to be an employee and work empowered or inspired by the Holy Spirit.

I have not addressed it though specifically from the perspective of management.

Today, at church, I was speaking with one of our elders who was struggling with managing a subordinate with whom he had become increasingly frustrated.

He had not said anything to the subordinate but instead tried to be patient; then he got frustrated and had to control his emotions when he did finally talk to him. Continue reading…

On Colin Kaepernick

I heard today Colin Kaepernick has still not been signed by any NFL team.

The rumor is that no one wants to sign Kaepernick because no one wants the baggage that comes with him.

The baggage is the need he feels to use television broadcasts on game day as a stage to make political statements.

Interestingly, if this is the reason NFL teams are refusing to sign him, I think they have stumbled into agreement with the kingdom view on the subject.

First, let me say I agree with Kaepernick’s views on racism in police departments. I am a civil rights lawyer, and I am convinced racism is still a major problem in America. It needs to exposed and opposed wherever it is found. Continue reading…

On Devotionals

I’ve never been much on devotionals.

In fact, I don’t think I have ever read one.

I suppose that means everything that follows is spoken out of ignorance.

However, since I have never considered my ignorance a sufficient reason not to blog, I will continue.

I’ve always considered reading a devotional like watching someone else eat and then describing the food to me. I didn’t see the point. Why not just eat?

Stated in relational terms: It is better to relate directly with Jesus through the Word than to have someone else describe their experience with Jesus through a devotional. Continue reading…

On Illegitimate Businesses

While I was on our Reformation Tour, I received a text from my office that a topless bar wanted to hire our firm to represent it in a wage and hour dispute.

We have represented individuals in lawsuits against topless bars in the past, and have succeeded in helping put a few of them out of business.

In the last few years, though, our firm has started representing more businesses in employment law litigation.

Nevertheless, it didn’t take me long to respond to whether we should represent the topless bar: “Pass”, I texted. Continue reading…