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No, this is not a post about the loss of our religious freedom - it's a reflection on a quote I've looked at many times since I first wrote it down about nine years ago at a conference on preaching... If you think the gathering of biblical facts and standing up with a...
For about a decade and a half of my life as a pastor, I spent a lot of time focusing on being a better church leader. I read books and articles about vision, about church growth methodologies, and about leadership in hopes that I could perform my way into success the...
I used to design websites for churches as kind of a hobby and side gig. I had to retire, but when I was active in the craft, I can well remember my biggest motivation. I would preach on Sunday to people who would listen and affirm my words with their thanks. But I...
Welcome to this week's roundup of awesome resources for leaders! On a personal note, if you missed the news, our church is buying a building and moving (or at least we're in the middle of the process of trying very hard to do so). Pray for us! Featured Resources -...
This is an eyebrow. More on that in a second. It was about a year ago that I ran across a guy doing business online who taught me far more than I'd expected to learn from him. His name is Ray Edwards, and what caught my attention was a detail I read about his...
Jesus made it clear that desiring to be a great leader is a good thing, but we must change our approach to greatness in leadership. Ultimately, great leadership is about serving other people.
Spiritual disciplines aren’t a means of earning any favor from God – that comes entirely by grace through our relationship with Jesus Christ. Spiritual disciplines simply create the capacity for us to hear and learn from God so that he can transform us into the likeness of Jesus Christ.
I am broken. I lead a community of broken people called a church. And we often say, unapologetically, that we are a community of the broken who have good news for the broken. Don't misunderstand. I don't mean that we're "broken" in the sense that we're rendered...
The span between Malachi and Matthew lasted approximately four hundred years, often referred to by scholars as the "400 silent years" since there were no records of prophecies or angelic appearances. Then, God spoke. And when God broke the silence, he did so...