Why is it so easy to get tripped up by our own emotions? Someone makes…Continue Reading
10 Tips for Dealing with Complaints in Ministry
I’ve got a new article in Leading Ideas, published by the Lewis Center for Leadership…Continue Reading
What You Can’t Learn in a Classroom
I just received (and dutifully filled out) a survey from my seminary, Pacific School of…Continue Reading
What Gifts Did Your Parents Give to You?
“What gifts did your parents give to you?” is a question Edwin Friedman used to…Continue Reading
How Is the Past Present?
Where do you come from? Our history can be a source of strength as we…Continue Reading
What Are You Doing for Mother’s Day?
Mother’s Day is not on the traditional Christian calendar, but many churches observe it in…Continue Reading
Why Do People Criticize Us, Anyway?
Israel Galindo offers an excellent reminder in his post, “Critical” that that criticism is a…Continue Reading
What Happens When People Criticize You?
Taking a stand is one of the most important tasks of leadership. When leaders take…Continue Reading
Take in What You Need
I was in Colorado this week for the Leadership in Ministry workshop. At high altitudes…Continue Reading
Don’t Give Yourself Away
When we are in ministry, we offer ourselves to others, for God’s sake, for the…Continue Reading