Offering, encouraging and teaching friendship in Christ to leaders in the business, political, arts and spiritual marketplaces.
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Touchstone is a loosely linked community focused on offering, encouraging and teaching friendship in Christ to leaders in the business, political, arts and spiritual marketplaces.
The Monday Thought Jun 17th 2013
Our culture misses the idea that Falstaffs can be redeemed if they take responsibility and experience the consequences of their actions. John Ivison in a June 11, 2013 National Post column sets this tone: Beware politicians who preach false piety. I recall covering a British MP, Jonathan Aitken, who promised to fight conflict of interest allegations with the “simple sword of truth and trusty shield of fair play.” He was promptly found to be a serial liar, convicted of perjury and banged up in jail for 18 months.
The Monday Thought Jun 10th 2013
“No one is as smart as they seem at the top of their game and no one is as dumb as they seem at the bottom.” After nearly thirty years in the business and professional worlds I’ve seen many friends go through great highs and equally deep lows. A friend once chuckled “Now that I have money many seem to think I am way smarter than I was without.” More >
The Monday Thought Jun 3rd 2013
“Falstaff” came to my mind sitting in church yesterday. He entertains us in three of Shakespeare’s plays – larger than life, rotund, jovial, drinking and bragging to excess. He’s a rascal we love and yet his creator never lets us forget his core humanity. More >
The Monday Thought May 27th 2013
Long weekends around a barbecue or campfire often open conversations about the things in life we don’t understand, or even frustrate and anger us. The chance to kick back can relax but also unsettle us. More >
The Monday Thought May 21st 2013
“Who’d like a beer?” “Who’d like the Spirit?” It’s been a funny confluence of holidays as Canadians celebrate a long weekend whose main metaphor is a case of 24 beer. In the middle of this weekend people of faith around the world celebrated the gift of a different spirit. More >