My Latest Articles and Content
How to Avoid Hitting People When You Feel Angry
Slow down your body! To put it simply, when you feel insulted, attacked, or offended, your body speeds up. It’s like pressing on the gas pedal to escape a pursuer. And the faster your mind works, the harder it is to control.
Going the Wrong Way On the Way to the Right Way
I have yet to meet anyone who is batting a thousand when it comes to making right decisions. But I know a lot of people who are healthy, happy, and making a positive dent in a pretty negative world because they kept on seeking the right way.
How to Cultivate Authenticity In Your Leadership Culture
Be real with people, or be prepared to lose them. It's hard. As Pastor Rick Warren wrote once, we all fight against three particular fears: the fear that we will be exposed for who we truly are the fear that we will be rejected the fear that we will be hurt again. We...
5 Ways to Spend Your Leadership Equity Wisely
Respect people who trust you. It takes a lot for people to trust you, so treat their trust like precious porcelain. It’s part of being a good shepherd.
The One Thing I Miss Most About Being a Pastor
There is a LOT that I miss about being a pastor, but this is the one thing I miss the most!
My Favorite 2021 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
For Church Leaders Ariel Nieves' Ultimate Church Growth Bundle I trust Ariel! He's a friend and he's humble and relatable, but he's also very practical and helpful. Ariel has put together some of his best training programs into a bundle just for today. You can get...
The Power of Believing in People, Starting with Yourself
There is tremendous power in believing in people and telling them so.
The Valley of Transition: 7 Lessons from 6 Months of Radical Change
Whatever transition you may face, know that God is presently, actively, and personally working in, around, and through you. He is always worthy. You are always valuable. And life is meant to be lived, not merely survived.
I Don’t Know Yet, But I Can Tell You What I Think
At the ripe old age of 19, I was married and serving as the Senior Pastor of a small church in rural Arkansas. And I knew it all. It wasn't until years later that I realized not only how little I actually knew, but how freeing and empowering it is to acknowledge my...
What John 3:16 Says About a Wonderful World Worth Saving
At our wedding, we played Louis Armstrong’s famous song, What a Wonderful World. That song would later become pretty problematic for me because of some poorly formed theology, some of which you may be familiar with. The world is bad and evil, as are all the people...