Matt Ehresman works as the creative media director at First MB Church in Wichita, Kan. He loves using video, images, words and sounds to help people think about things that matter. He is a graduate of Sterling College and Regent University and an expert on all things Mountain Dew and superheroes. He is the proud husband of Tillie and occasionally frustrated owner of Jarvis (their mini Aussie).
Now that I have a decade of work under my belt, here are three realities of the workplace I’ve had a tough time adjusting to, plus how to get through.
We have entered into a new age of the internet: The age of the guru. More and more people are aiming to become “experts” whose opinions and experiences simply need to be shared and heard. I’ve been tempted to hop on this bandwagon myself. But maybe those seeking to become gurus don’t have the best motives at heart.
Recently two major musicians made interesting changes to their musical careers. Underoath has announced they’re no longer writing music under a Christian label, and Jonathan Thulin’s recent music seems to stray from his spiritual roots. I think this may serve as an important wake-up call for us believers.
I have really strong “ought” muscles. My eyes and my heart are often strongly drawn toward injustice. When I see something wrong in the world, I have a tendency to get rather agitated because I see how it ought to be.
My wife and I are in the process of buying a new house. When I start daydreaming of what our lives will be like with a basement and an extra bedroom and actual storage space, I get pretty giddy with excitement. But it’s also way too easy to take this ginormous blessing and turn it into a long list of complaints.
I’ve lived in Kansas most of my life. Yes, to most of the world, my home state is one you typically drive through and fly over. I remember kind of despising my hometown of Wichita growing up. But now I have a large sense of pride for my home state.
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