Dave Burchett

Following Jesus in the Real World: The power of words

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by Dave Burchett
Posted 4/27/09, 02:50 pm

One of the fun facts that you will learn about your humble correspondent is that I was ADD before ADD was cool. So instead of a guilt-reducing diagnosis and explanations about my serotonin deficits and unique brain chemistry I was given this uplifting analysis in school:

"You are a lazy slacker. You are too smart to be getting these grades."

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Following Jesus in the Real World: Swearing can boost morale?

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by Dave Burchett
Posted 4/20/09, 01:34 pm

A year or so ago I ran across the following news headline: "Swearing at work boosts team spirit, morale."

Wouldn't it be interesting to be at that pep rally?

"Yay bleepin' team! Bleep, bleep, bleep! Whooeeeee!!! [Jump in air . . . extend arms.] Bleep!"

The news article outlined the study:

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Following Jesus in the Real World: Rules of engagement

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by Dave Burchett
Posted 4/13/09, 03:53 pm

Last week we launched this weekly foray into living out the truths of the Gospel in difficult and even toxic work environments. I was heartened by the initial response and enthusiasm for the topic. But I have learned a lot from my experience as a life long evantologist (field study of evangelicals). I hope to become known as the Jane Goodall of evangelical behavioral studies. It is dirty work but someone has to do it. Can't you hear the narrator's rich voice intoning my research?

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