Last night I finally watched a videotape of the ABC special program a few weeks…Continue Reading
How Many Pew Sitters Do You Have?
Israel Galindo has an interesting post on “Releasing the Laity,” which is worth a look.…Continue Reading
10 Ways Ministry Isn’t a Heavenly Job
So, here’s the other side of the story: 1. We have to face our own…Continue Reading
10 Ways Ministry Can Be a Heavenly Job
I have a coffee cup that was given to me by someone who attended my…Continue Reading
When is it time to take a stand?
Many church leaders find it difficult to take a stand. We are afraid of offending…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
Can You Do Nothing?
I tried an experiment this weekend: doing nothing. My time management guru, Mark Forster, wrote…Continue Reading
Do Church People Resemble Apes?
Are church people like apes? If so, how much? Frans de Waal’s book, Our Inner…Continue Reading
Are You a Wise Leader?
“When emotions arise, wisdom ceases,” said Lin-chi, a Chinese Zen master (d. 867). I’ve been…Continue Reading