The Best Personality Type for Ministry Leaders

The Best Personality Type for Ministry Leaders

I’m an introvert, and I’m a pastor. It’s a tough combination to pull off, especially when we tend to celebrate certain types of personalities over others in the world of ministry leadership. As church planters, we went through a couple of different...

Live, Lead, and Love Big This Week! (Quotes, Links, & Resources)

I’m a resource nut. I read, browse, bookmark, and stockpile links, books, articles, and resources. Then I share so much of it with you it’s downright obnoxious! Here’s this week’s obnoxiously over-stuffed list of links and resources for living,...
7 Tips for Parents of Teens in a Technology-Crazed World

7 Tips for Parents of Teens in a Technology-Crazed World

Social media is here. It’s not a trend. It’s not a fad. It’s part of the atmosphere we breathe in, like oxygen. Like it or not. You and I who are parents of teens and preteens grew up in a very different world. I remember the first broadcast day for...
7 Realities of Knowing and Doing God's Will

7 Realities of Knowing and Doing God's Will

It’s possible to know and to do God’s will. Consistently. A couple of decades ago, the church I was leading walked through the Experiencing God study, and it changed my life. I began to understand that God was more than a subject to be studied but rather a...
It's Election Day, and Principles Matter

It's Election Day, and Principles Matter

I don’t like heights. I’m not a fan of wasps either. But probably my biggest fear is being caught in the middle of a big crowd of scared, irrational people who are about to stampede over one another. And that, on this election day, is how I feel. Like a...
How to Implement a Discipleship Process for a Healthy Church

How to Implement a Discipleship Process for a Healthy Church

We are sent, on mission, to make disciples. It is for making more and stronger disciples that the church exists. So… what’s your process for making them? There are two significant weaknesses common to struggling churches. They’ve never discovered...
5 Questions to Ask When You Think You've Heard from God

5 Questions to Ask When You Think You've Heard from God

Discernment. I have a love-hate relationship with that word. On the one hand, some Christians use discernment as an excuse to go on a witch hunt, disqualifying as many leading voices as possible and labeling people “false teachers” at the drop of a hat....
Rick Warren Is a Bridge-Builder, Even With Muslims

Rick Warren Is a Bridge-Builder, Even With Muslims

It wasn’t long ago that I wrote a response to critics claiming that Rick Warren endorses “Chrislam.” My frustration then remains my frustration now, namely, that people will follow their first impulse, believe whatever comes up in Google, and assume...

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