Tasks That Are Finished and Ships That Have Sailed

“It is finished” (John 19:30). In a panel discussion regarding the movie Saving Mr. Banks, actor Tom Hanks, who plays Walt Disney in the film, tells of...

How Curiosity Can Make You Less Defensive

Defensiveness. We’ve all been guilty. Someone in our family says something that hurts us and we say something back to retaliate. A person at work...

8 Reasons Some Young People Are Walking Away from Their Faith

It’s alarming to me, actually. As a pastor and as a professor, I’ve had to deal with young people who were raised in seemingly...

Leadership Quotes from Team World Vision’s National Leader’s Gathering 2024

You can tell a great organization by the way they treat their people. One of the best organizations is Team World Vision. They’re working...

When God’s People Shoot One Another

On last night’s news, the Israeli army admits that in the war with Hamas, many of their deaths are self-inflicted, resulting from “friendly fire”...

3 Ways to Enhance Problem-solving Skills In Leadership

Every day, you will encounter problems. Some little, some big. All needing an answer.  So, how do you problem-solve? How do you handle the situations...

One Reason I Believe so Strongly

“Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descendant of David, according to my gospel….” (II Timothy 2:8) Asking thoughtful believers why they are so dadgum...

When You’re Starting on Empty: How to Start a New Year with Little to...

As the calendar turns, and a new year unfolds before us, leaders will often find themselves sorting through an inbox of messages around goal...

The Bible: In a Class by Itself

“For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but...

You Ain’t No Grasshopper

You ain’t no grasshopper! I know it’s not the best English but say it out loud. “I ain’t no grasshopper!” You are an overcomer....
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Effective Communication: the Key to Building Strong Relationships

I can’t hammer it home enough how important communication is in leadership and, more importantly, your life overall. While John Maxwell says everything rises...

Mediocrity: Be Anything Other Than This!

“…you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold…” (Revelation 3:16) Mediocrity is a warm blanket. Mediocrity is a C+. Mediocrity is “pretty good, but not great.” Mediocrity is remaining...

How to Have an Honest Conversation (that Might Be Uncomfortable)

Honesty, candor and being frank, all easy in a Christian environment, right? Not always. Why are we tempted to hold back? Here are some common examples Unclear...