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  • May 23, 2017 - 11:35 pm in blog

    Pursuit & Pity

     Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? (James 2:5) I…
  • 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…
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