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You Are UP to the Task Whether You Feel Like It or Not

You Are UP to the Task Whether You Feel Like It or Not

Deep in the heart of every leader I've ever met lurks a daunting question that casts a shadow over every major challenge we ever face: Am I up to this? When I went to take the test for my driver's license... When I enrolled in college... When I bought the ring to...

Make Church Safe Again

Make Church Safe Again

Church should be the safest place in the world, but right now, it doesn’t feel that way. How can we make church safe again? Here are some big ideas.

The Reflectionary – May 19, 2022

The Reflectionary – May 19, 2022

Last night, we had a group of about 20 or so young adults (18 - 25) in our living room for an "Ask Us Anything" session. Most of them are dealing with a lot of disillusionment and hurt from the church settings in which they've grown up. Angie and I keep reminding them...

White Supremacy is a Fatal Disease

White Supremacy is a Fatal Disease

White supremacy has infected every area of society and culture and as more people become willing to discover it, root it out, and replace it with real equality, the more we will enable the true flourishing of the whole human family.

The Reflectionary – May 12, 2022

The Reflectionary – May 12, 2022

When we go about the work of ministry purely in a natural state of mind and heart, without listening to the Voice of God's Spirit, it's so easy to get discouraged about the apathy we notice around us. But when we awaken to the reality that God is always at work in,...

The Reflectionary – May 5, 2022

The Reflectionary – May 5, 2022

It's tough out there right now for pastors and church leaders. But I don't need to tell you this - you are either experiencing it yourself or you have friends who are. I've been very burdened recently to come alongside pastors and church leaders in an encouraging...

5 Ways to Encourage a Pastor or Church Leader

5 Ways to Encourage a Pastor or Church Leader

You can’t save the world. That’s Jesus’ role and he has fulfilled and is continuing to fulfill it perfectly. But Jesus wants to involve YOU in his work of restoring, renewing, and refreshing those around you. 

The Reflectionary – April 28, 2022

The Reflectionary – April 28, 2022

Hi! Welcome to the inaugural edition of The Reflectionary! I've been working on this idea for over a year and have finally found the time to put it together. The Reflectionary is a free weekly email newsletter filled with fresh spiritual insights for people who want...

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