Priorities and other Oxymorons

Priorities and other Oxymorons

We hear a lot about priorities these days and their importance in leading healthy lives.  But as Greg McKeown points out in Essentialism, the concept of “priorities” (plural) is an oxymoron (you know, like “jumbo shrimp” or “a new...
The Myth of Balance

The Myth of Balance

I’m not the first person to ever say this, and I’m confident that I won’t be the last, but here it is anyway:  balance is a myth. More critically, it’s terribly misunderstood. As we talk about it in Christian circles, this elusive thing we call...
The Blessing of Scary Waters

The Blessing of Scary Waters

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted here, not because I haven’t been learning lots about leading a mega-church, but just because leading a mega-church is far more demanding and time-consuming than I could have ever anticipated.  But as Coletta and I were talking...
The Power of Touch

The Power of Touch

One of the clearest things I’ve been learning during my first few weeks here in a mega-church concerns the power of touch.  I’m not talking about physical touch, though I do think there is great power in a quick, entirely chaste, touch on someone’s...
Bonus Post: What It’s Really Like

Bonus Post: What It’s Really Like

Some people want to know “what’s it really like becoming the lead pastor of a mega-church?” In terms of meeting all the people and trying to learn names and who’s who, here’s what it’s really like:  it’s like standing in front...