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  • October 23, 2017 - 5:03 pm in blog

    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!…
  • September 5, 2017 - 9:49 pm in blog

    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…
  • August 24, 2017 - 8:14 pm in blog

    The Opportunity Equation

    It's a pretty simple formula:  humility + ability = opportunity. If you don't have the ability, there are simply some opportunities you're not going to be offered. Maybe you need to work harder or…
  • July 31, 2017 - 3:57 pm in blog

    Facing the Future

    Our church just celebrated its 75th anniversary. That's a big deal to me, but maybe not for the reasons you suspect. What I love about my church (Mission Hills) is that we see all of God's past faithfulness…
  • July 13, 2017 - 6:41 pm in blog

    Can we really “build” God’s Kingdom?

    I get asked this question pretty frequently, usually in response to me challenging Christians to live missionally and be involved in "building the Kingdom." It's a very reasonable question, and a…
  • July 12, 2017 - 7:15 pm in blog

    Troublesome Truth

    Manuscript from this past week's message from James 5:1-6 at Mission Hills Church: The Case for Condemnation Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you.…
  • 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.…
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