Jason B. Ladd

Ask the Questions. Embrace the Answers. Make the Leap.

Trick-or-Treat: Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

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Should Christians celebrate Halloween?  What do kids really fear on Halloween night? Razor blades in the lollipops, right? What frightens adults more than that? People who don’t celebrate Halloween That’s what you might think when you tell someone you don’t celebrate Halloween. It’s understandable. I grew up trick-or-treating.  But for now, I choose not to […]

Understanding Compulsive Return Policy Utilization Syndrome

Every good leaders studies human behavior.  I’ve learned that some people use store return policies more than others.  Do you: make sure you fully understand a store’s return policy before you buy a product? buy things knowing there’s a good chance you’ll return them? feel as good returning products as when you bought them? I […]

Apologetics: It’s Not About Saying You’re Sorry

Apologetics.  It sounds like you want to apologize for something.  Actually, it’s quite the opposite. The word apologetics comes from the Greek word apologia (áπολογíα), pronounced appo-LOH-jiyah. Apologia means “speaking in defense” or “to give a defense of.” Apologetics is the discipline of defending a position through the systematic use of information. Your Faith Is Not […]

Futility Recipe: Unbeatable Answers to Unasked Questions

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Have you ever preached the Gospel on deaf ears?  Are you frustrated by polite listeners who tuned you out after the word “Jesus?”  Do you want to know how you can be better prepared the next time you share your faith? This post will look at two futile scenarios: Sharing the Gospel with someone without […]

Ratio Christi: Bringing Students Back to Life

If you’ve never heard of Ratio Christi, you will. I recently attended the Ratio Christi (RC) Symposium held at Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC.  Ratio Christi is the “reason of Christ.”  The level of scholarship, caliber of speakers, and depth of substance covered over the two-day period was unmatched. Mission The mission of Ratio […]

The Dip: How are you Handling Your Biggest Challenge?

In his book The Dip, best selling author Seth Godin writes about one thing we don’t like to talk about: Quitting The Dip In The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick), Godin motivates us with a very different strategy than most coaches.  In fact, he preaches the opposite: Quitters do […]

A.A.W.O.L.: Another Another Way of Life

Are you looking for another way of life?  Soon after entering the world of blogging, I noticed a common acronym appearing on blogs: A.W.O.L. The blogs had different looks, different themes, and focused on a variety of topics.  But somewhere on each website were links, banners, or graphics with the ubiquitous letters: A.W.O.L. It’s intriguing. […]

A Glimpse of the Future: Paul Predicts Crazytown

Welcome to Crazytown!  I’m glad you’re all here. Before I show you around, I should let you know some things have changed.  Let me just go right down the list: Here in Crazytown, good is bad. Bad can be good. We now use the word truth and belief interchangeably (we get along much better that […]

Listening, Learning, and Leadership

Is it better to be feared, or to be loved? The American war film Twelve O’Clock High explores this Machiavellian question in the context of American bomber squadrons in World War II.  The story unfolds to highlight the similarities and differences between two commanding officers with different leadership styles. The first was close to his men […]