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“The glorious city of God is my theme in this work, which you, my dearest son Marcellinus, suggested, and which is due to you by my promise.” Thus begins The City of God by St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430). This video introduces you to this enduring classic of Christian literature through a close reading of… Continue reading The City of God, Marcellinus, and Augustine’s Promise – Augustine’s City of God 1.Preface (Part 1)
Gatsby’s blog starter is great, but I’ve run into a problem: I’m trying to share my blog posts on social media, but LinkedIn isn’t showing the featured image for each blog post. LinkedIn’s Post Inspector says that we need to provide a metadata tag for the og:image in the blog post’s head section. For example:… Continue reading How to add an Open Graph image tag to a blog post in Gatsby’s blog starter
Over the past few years, I’ve developed a conviction that podcasts are the single most powerful tool for lifelong learning, influencing and shaping entrepreneurial leaders. Yes, books are powerful. So are classroom experiences. Even blog posts can do something, once in a blue moon. But podcasts beat them all. Podcasts are free for listeners I… Continue reading How can you use the power of podcasts in 2021?
In a recent post, I asked “Are you a redemptive entrepreneur?” I concluded the post by asking: “Who are your traveling companions? Where you finding resources for the journey of redemptive entrepreneurship?” Here are five organizations carrying the torch of redemptive entrepreneurship, connecting people and giving them “food for the journey.” C12 Group – “Founded… Continue reading Five organizations carrying the torch of redemptive entrepreneurship
How do you build a business or organization which is bigger than yourself? A business which lives on after you are gone? How do you grow from being a solopreneur sole proprietor to managing a business which can someday keep running without you? It’s not easy, but it’s simple (best I can tell): Clarify your… Continue reading The basics of building a business
“As I walked through the wilderness of this world,” Bunyan’s Pilgrilm’s Progress famously begins. Bunyan makes a profound statement about the character of the Christian believer’s earthly pilgrimage: Spiritually, we are in the wilderness while we are in the world. In relation to God, we are sons — praise Jesus and glory to God! But… Continue reading Hymns for the wilderness
Have you heard of “redemptive entrepreneurship”? It’s been around for millennia, but maybe you’re like me and 2020 is the first time you’ve heard the phrase. Praxis Labs offers the following description of redemptive entrepreneurship: We believe the great Christian narrative of Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration frames the task of the Christian entrepreneur. As… Continue reading Are you a redemptive entrepreneur?
Frontity or Gatsby: Which is easier to get up and running quickly using WordPress as the content management system? Recently I set up WordPress as a headless CMS. Then I used guides provided by SpinupWP: How to use Frontity with SpinupWP Headless WordPress: Why Gatsby Should Be Next On Your List of Things to Learn… Continue reading Frontity vs. Gatsby: the “Time to First Deployment” test