Many church leaders find it difficult to take a stand. We are afraid of offending…Continue Reading
“It Is More Intelligent to Hope Rather Than to Fear” Eleanor Roosevelt
“Surely, in the light of history, it is more intelligent to hope rather than to…Continue Reading
How Much of the Story Do You Know? Part 2
Our strengths and ministry approaches often also have their roots in the past. I wrote…Continue Reading
How Much of the Story Do You Know?
I filled the pulpit yesterday at First Baptist Church of Portland, OR, where I am…Continue Reading
Where Does Your Calling Come From?
I’ve been reflecting on the New Testament text, II Timothy 1:5-7: “I am reminded of…Continue Reading
What Do Leaders Have to Give Up?
Angela Booth in her excellent writing blog includes a writers’ prompt each week. Her most…Continue Reading
Does Helping Ever Help?
At a workshop I did yesterday with my colleague Debbie Highsmith at Ministry Days for…Continue Reading
What Gifts Did Your Parents Give You? Part 2
I called my father yesterday for Father’s Day. He is 84 years old and still…Continue Reading
Is Transformation Possible?
I’ve been hearing a lot about “church transformation” lately: many church denominations have transformational initiatives,…Continue Reading
Can You Do Nothing?
I tried an experiment this weekend: doing nothing. My time management guru, Mark Forster, wrote…Continue Reading