Becoming a Cultural CatapultMichael Anthony, Godfactor Founder & President | January 23rd, 2014 | Blog, Leadership
Culture is a lot like the wind. It’s everywhere. But where does it come from? Our work places, homes, churches, schools and neighborhoods all have a particular culture. Culture is the characteristic reputation, feel and environment of a place, or group of people. Your home, for instance, can be characterized as loving or hostile, peaceful or hectic. Take a church, for instance. No matter the size, every church can be described by words that tell us something about its culture. Is it impersonal or warm? Does it feel small, even if it is large? Is it relaxed or formal?
Do Not Waste Your PlatformMichael Anthony, Godfactor Founder & President | January 20th, 2014 | Blog, Leadership
Everyone has a platform. Some know it – but don’t know what to do with it. They use it poorly, if at all. Others don’t realize their platform, and haven’t a clue how to use it. Very few realize their platform, embrace it, and use it well. Which describes you? How are you using your platform?
Disciple or Dabbler? Crucifixion and the Christ-FollowerMichael Anthony, Godfactor Founder & President | January 13th, 2014 | Blog, Personal Growth, Resources
The trend today is to be fashionable, modern, relevant, cutting-edge. Attractive. But what does God find attractive? Have we recreated God in our own image? For Jesus, nothing was (and is) more cutting edge for a disciple than living a crucified life. Crucifixion was an appalling concept to the crowd in Jesus’ day – and it’s at odds with much of what is being preached, written about and replicated among many Christ-followers today. (I include myself when I talk about the struggle to embrace a crucified life).
Serious? Stop It!Michael Anthony, Godfactor Founder & President | January 10th, 2014 | Blog, Personal Growth, Relationships
If you’re like me, you can unintentionally gravitate toward taking yourself waaaaay more seriously than you should. In fact, it’s not only a drag to take yourself too serious – it’s also not very healthy. Consider the negative consequences of taking yourself too seriously:
Human Doing? Give Yourself Some Down Time!Michael Anthony, Godfactor Founder & President | January 6th, 2014 | Blog, Personal Growth
I remember reading the statement above years ago, and I’ve found it to be true. With the passage of time, human beings have a tendency to become human doings. With a new year fresh on the horizon, I thought it would be good to share some of the lessons I’ve learned about preventing the automatic drift toward becoming a human doing (someone who has so much to do – even if for good reasons – that the happiness, fulfillment and joy of life escapes). Here are some tips you can immediately implement, to keep you from becoming a human doing: