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I spent seven years in one of America’s most dangerous cities, or at least that is what the media tells me. While I lived there I never felt like I was in danger.
As I continue to think about the voice of God, I have been thinking more about silence. As an urban missionary I recognize that noise is all around us in the city. While we can’t eliminate all of that noise, we still want to be in a position to hear the Lord.
As someone who has spent over 20 years in the throes of industry, I am frequently asked what common business principles can be applied to ministry and non-profits to help them run as a better organization.
This is not a blog to provide great and practical insight into how to hear or discern the voice of God. Rather, these are some thoughts that I have been pondering this past month as I desire to draw closer to the Lord and hear His voice.
If you read our local newspaper, Star Ledger, in December you would have seen some depressing headlines about our city. One entitled "Homicide Hotspot" listed that Newark has the third highest homicide rate in the country, preceded only by Detroit and New Orleans.