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  • April 27, 2017 - 2:37 pm in blog, Leadership

    Why comfort must always be viewed with suspicion

    It's a simple reality that we can easily forget: those places we are most comfortable are precisely the places we're most likely to be disobedient. Am I comfortable in my marriage because things…
  • April 20, 2017 - 3:42 pm in blog

    Never Mistake Past Success for Present Calling

    I can't remember if it was Andy Stanley or Craig Groeschel (or maybe both) who said that the greatest danger to future success is present success. I couldn't agree more. But I'll take it a step further: great…
  • April 10, 2017 - 3:46 pm in blog

    The Lord of the Donkey (a pre-Easter thought)

    As Jesus neared Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, he sent two disciples ahead to a small village along the route, telling them to retrieve a donkey and her previously unridden colt they would find there.…
  • April 5, 2017 - 10:00 am in Apologetics, blog

    Do all roads lead to God?

    I've been hearing this question a lot recently. It's an old thought, this idea that all roads lead to God, but I suspect that The Shack movie has given it new life recently, with its implicit universalism.…
  • April 3, 2017 - 2:18 pm in blog, Leadership

    Meetings that Matter

    I attend a lot of meetings. And the thing is, I don't mind most of them. I won't call them a joy, but I wouldn't call them a "necessary evil" either. The truth is somewhere in the middle. But...there…
  • March 21, 2017 - 3:38 pm in blog, Leadership

    Culture, Vision and Strategy

    Here are the two most important leadership truths I've learned since becoming a lead pastor: Culture eats vision for breakfast Vision without strategy creates a culture of apathy Culture eats vision…
  • January 19, 2017 - 8:21 pm in blog

    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…
  • December 12, 2016 - 9:32 pm in blog, Leadership

    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…
  • November 17, 2016 - 5:40 pm in blog, Leadership

    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…
  • October 13, 2016 - 10:58 am in blog, Leadership

    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…
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