The Problem with Free Ebooks

The Problem with Free Ebooks

I have a folder in my Dropbox where I store all the ebooks I download from across the web. As of this writing, I have about 300 ebooks in there. And guess how many I’ve read and put into action? I’m guessing between 4 and 7. It’s not that free ebooks...
5 Arenas of Pastoral Leadership

5 Arenas of Pastoral Leadership

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...
The Surprising Value of Developing Your Copywriting Skills

The Surprising Value of Developing Your Copywriting Skills

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...
My 10 Core Values for Business and Entrepreneurship

My 10 Core Values for Business and Entrepreneurship

Core values are like guard rails. They keep you from straying off the path. Tom Watson says that every successful organization has “beliefs” that come before its practices. When we put practices before beliefs, we usually blow it somehow. At our church, we...
Guy Kawasaki on Being 'Human' in Business

Guy Kawasaki on Being 'Human' in Business

For blogging, for business, for ministry, for leadership of any kind, humanness is sorely underrated. I love this, from Guy Kawasaki’s The Art of the Start… Call me a romantic, but it’s much easier to evangelize a product that’s rooted in human values. If...
7 Ways a Pastor Should Think Like an Entrepreneur

7 Ways a Pastor Should Think Like an Entrepreneur

I love entrepreneurial leaders. They think a little differently than everyone else. And I believe they have a special place in ministry leadership. I’m sure that some of you who are reading this are already questioning my main point and wish to point me to a...
5 Great Habits for Spiritual Entrepreneurs from Forbes Magazine

5 Great Habits for Spiritual Entrepreneurs from Forbes Magazine

Contrary to the approaches of plenty of other ministry leaders, I celebrate spiritual entrepreneurship and believe it’s closely related to the apostolic gifts demonstrated by the church’s earliest missionaries. Because of my love for leadership, I read too...
2 Criteria for Redefining Success for Sanity's Sake

2 Criteria for Redefining Success for Sanity's Sake

What is success? Most people define it in one of three ways: How many possessions do you own? How much power do you wield over others? How much prestige do you have among peers? American Christians tend to blend right in. We even apply these standards to churches and...

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