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Scott Dannemiller
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Scott Dannemiller is a writer, blogger, worship leader and former missionary with the Presbyterian Church (USA). He and his wife Gabby reside in Nashville, Tennessee with two very loud children.

Scott makes his living as the founder and president of LifeWork Associates, a leadership development consulting firm focused on bringing more trust and authenticity to corporate America. Most weeks, he can be found delivering a workshop or keynote speech somewhere in the United States.

Scott is currently authoring a book (Fall 2015 - Westminster John Knox Press) about the Year Without A Purchase - his family’s attempt to avoid buying any non-consumable “stuff” and focus on the important things in life. As a musician, Scott has performed and produced an album of original songs and stories called What Would You Do, based on the year he and his wife spent serving in Guatemala. These days he posts his regular writings on his blog, The Accidental Missionary. Follow Scott on Facebook or Twitter @sdannemiller.

Entries by Scott Dannemiller

Die eine Frage, die Eltern nicht mehr stellen sollten

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 11:04 AM

„Ich habe den Eindruck, dass sie gar nicht richtig übt."

Audreys Klavierlehrerin stand vor mir und teilte mir ihre ehrliche Einschätzung mit. Ihre Augen waren freundlich, und ihre Stimme ruhig, aber meine elterlichen Schuldgefühle verwandelten ihre Aussage unweigerlich in eine Frage. Eine, die ich nicht beantworten konnte. Also tat ich...

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The One Question Every Parent Should Quit Asking

(66) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 10:22 AM

"It's like she's not even practicing."

Audrey's piano teacher was standing in front of me, giving her honest assessment. Her eyes were kind, and her voice soft, but my parental guilt turned her statement into a question. One I couldn't answer. So I just faked a diarrhea attack and ran...

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How We Respond to the Huddled Masses Says Everything About Who We Are as Americans

(6) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 12:02 PM

Unless you've been holed up in a concrete bunker for the past few weeks, you've probably heard how US Border Patrol detention centers are overflowing with immigrant kids from Central America. While we've all been poolside sipping Orange Crush and lamenting the limited effectiveness of aerosol sunscreen, little Lupita has...

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There's No Such Thing as the Worthy Poor

(42) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 1:09 PM

I remember my first time like it was yesterday. I was fifteen years old. It was Christmas morning. As a gift to our entire family, my mother had the brilliant idea to go down to the Annual Red Andrew's Christmas Dinner and help feed the needy in Oklahoma City.


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WWJD: What Would Jesus Donate?

(5) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 11:33 AM

Don't you just love doing taxes? I sure do. There's something very spiritual about it, what with the whole "rendering to Caesar what is Caesar's" business. If it's good enough for Jesus, then it's good enough for me.

(Oops! My sarcasm font isn't working.)

What I meant to say is...

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A Handy Guide to Christian Outrage

(32) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 3:23 PM

By the looks of the articles running across social media, there are lots of reasons to be outraged today. Allow me to list a few:

  • Common core standards
  • Corporate greed
  • Taxes
  • Obama
  • Bush
  • Fat-free Oreos

But that's just the mainstream stuff. If you're a Christian, the list gets...

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An Open Letter to My Daughter on Her First Date

(5) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 11:19 AM

Dear Daughter of Mine,

You reached a milestone tonight.

Your first date.

Every dad dreads this day. And, I must admit, I am very much like every dad. So, to ease the sting of the first date and assure you were treated like a queen, I took matters into my...

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The Facebook Lie We All Believe

(5) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 5:42 PM

What is your favorite parental duty?

Maybe it's teaching your child something important, like riding a bike. Or fishing. Or perhaps you relish the chance to impart wisdom about the world? Serving others side-by-side with selfless abandon.


I like eating my kids' leftovers at a restaurant.


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The One Thing Christians Should Stop Saying

(683) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 3:43 PM

I was on the phone with a good friend the other day. After covering important topics, like disparaging each other's mothers and retelling semi-factual tales from our college days, our conversation turned to the mundane.

"So, how's work going?" he asked.

For those of you who don't know, I make...

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