In the first statement of the first chapter of the book Follow Me, Jan David Hettinga writes: “The ultimate issue in the universe is leadership. Who you follow and what directs your life, is the single most important thing about you.” In the book, he describes the tension between living in the Kingdom of … Continued

  Editor’s note: This post is the second in a two-part series.  Check out Part 1:  Read Them Their Rites.   The American Sunday ritual seems to involve church, rest, family, and watching football. Rituals that involve the broader community include the Fourth or July and the Olympics. We also have personal rituals like brushing … Continued

Editor’s note: This post is the first in a two-part series.  Next Post: Part 2 – The Need for Ritual Space   Mixed Martial Arts, hazing, and binge drinking. Modern youth engage in all sorts of extreme sports and risky behaviors. What for? Dr. Arne Rubenstein, Australian Rites of Passage Director, points out that people are … Continued

  Those who build things learn to live by the phrase, “Measure twice, cut once.” If one mismeasures and the piece is too short, then another piece has to be cut at the cost of time and materials.  If one mismeasures and the piece is too long, then time is wasted making another cut. To … Continued