Michael Beck

Have you ever watched a toddler learn shapes through playing with a shape cube? It’s an amazing trial-and-error process through which the preschooler actually learns shapes. During this failing-forward experience, the toddler bangs the shape box with the different shapes. As a consequence of trying to force the square into the circle, the hexagon into […]

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Michael Beck

Growing up I played many sports, both at competitive and recreational levels. In my neighborhood, one of the things we loved to do to get through the dog days of summer was our daily pick-up basketball game. A random group of kids, a ball, and the local park were the only ingredients needed—no phone tree, […]

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Michael Beck

“Preacher… this is a really bad idea.” The woman standing in my office stating these words was a matriarch of our congregation; a person of influence, whom I normally looked to for guidance and support. Being that I am a person with a fairly high risk-tolerance, it is insight like hers that often helps me […]

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