Backdoor Arrogance

Backdoor Arrogance

I used to think that pride and arrogance were the same thing.  But they aren’t. Don’t get me wrong, they’re very similar. From the outside, it’s pretty hard to tell them apart, and pride can certainly lead to arrogance. But I don’t think...
“We Can Do That”

“We Can Do That”

I asked a simple question, but I got a profound response. I’m out of town, but I wanted to Facetime with my creative team to go over the message for this weekend. My friend, Mike, texted back “we can do that.” I looked at those four words and realized those are just...
A Sobering Observation

A Sobering Observation

Read the Gospels carefully and you’ll see that Jesus’ most contentious relationships were with the religious leaders of his day. For those of us who believe that Jesus was God incarnate, that leads to a sobering observation: those who claimed to know God...
Lampstands and Lethargy

Lampstands and Lethargy

(excerpt from a recent message at Mission Hills. You can view the entire message here) Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. 5 Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will...
The Venn Diagram of Leadership

The Venn Diagram of Leadership

I think every leader feels the same tension. On the one hand, there’s the things we want to be doing for the organization. Thinking about the horizons, anticipating new obstacles, planning for new opportunities. On the other hand, there’s the things we...