February 28, 2018

I was reading a blog by Ron Edmondson, and found we have some things in common. Turns out, he has to deal with things he has to do as a leader, but doesn’t necessarily like to do. Have you ever had one of those occasions where duty calls, yet, you would rather just tur...

February 26, 2018

How do you measure discipleship? Research conducted by LifeWay Resources reveals eight factors consistently present in the lives of believers who are progressing in their spiritual maturity. These “attributes of discipleship” form the foundation for the scope and seque...

February 19, 2018

Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body. "In your anger do not sin": Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold. …

Do not let any unwholesome...

January 30, 2018

We leaders often enjoy the affirmation and adulation of others as we express our ideas, provide direction, and set future courses. And we sometimes enjoy it so much that we only want people to agree with us and affirm us, even if we are wrong.

It’s called echo chamber l...

January 25, 2018

Leading a business is demanding, but guiding a church or ministry demands a higher and more complex form of leadership than business does.

I've been on both sides. Running a business isn’t easy, but the leader of a company has a clearly defined playing field and enormou...

January 18, 2018

Last year we explored burnout in two powerful lessons, which were hopefully a blessing, and a warning, to many of you. We looked at signs of burnout and then how to begin the long road back once you have slipped into that awful abyss. Today, I’d like to share an articl...

January 11, 2018

On December 8, 1941, a joint session of congress convened in Washington D.C. The President of the United States, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, stood before them and declared a short seven-minute speech. The most memorable line from it was the first. Most of you have...

January 10, 2018

Then a strange dream, an old friend, and a disturbing psalm woke me up to reality.

I met God in a dream. He arranged the encounter; I was not looking for him. At the time, I was 41, and I considered myself wildly progressive. As a college professor, I had been teaching...

December 13, 2017

Ever notice the leaders you’re most attracted to tend to be the most grateful?

At least that’s true for me. Grateful leaders make the best leaders. And yet being in leadership can make you ungrateful…quickly. You feel a pressure few others feel and have responsibilities...

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”

It is better to give than receive. We hear it all the time—especially this time of year. But sometimes I wonder if we really believe it.

We say the phrase as if...

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