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Why the Time to Lead is Right Now

Why the Time to Lead Is Right Now

"If you really aspire to lead, start leading right now."
10 Ways Leaders Add Value

10 Ways Leaders Add Value

"People appreciate being appreciated."
10 Reasons to Be Humble Toward Opponents

10 Reasons to Be Humble Toward Opponents

"We must fight like lions for the truth of the gospel—the souls of our hearers are at stake."
Do You Share God's Heart?

Do You Share God’s Heart?

I don't know about you, but sometimes I like to read the Bible with self-righteous glasses and look down on the men and women who make faithless blunders and selfish decisions.
When Trauma Comes to Church

When Trauma Comes to Church

"Loving well, especially loving those impacted by trauma, requires commitment that increases “more and more” as the years pass by."
Why Leaders Need to Get Crude Jokes Out of Their Mouths

Why Leaders Need to Get Crude Jokes Out of Their Mouths

"If you face a struggle with crude joking, maybe these steps will help you overcome this sin..."
The #1 Reason Your Work Is Never Finished

The #1 Reason Your Work Is Never Finished

The more you feel like your work is never finished, the closer you edge to feeling finished.
Things I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self About Calvinism (Or: How to Be Less of a Jerk)

Things I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self About Calvinism (Or: How to...

"When I first understood the Doctrines of Grace (more commonly known as Calvinism and/or Reformed theology), I felt like I had entered The Matrix (minus Keanu Reeves)."
Isolated Leaders Are Dangerous Leaders

Isolated Leaders Are Dangerous Leaders

"Isolated leaders don’t receive necessary confrontation."
3 Pressure Points Millennial Leaders Face

3 Pressure Points Millennial Leaders Face

“Bringing work home with you” can be a recipe to undermine your most important relationships."
The Greatest Failure Is To Not Encourage

The Greatest Failure Is to Not Encourage

Scripture is saturated with instances of the carnal discouraging the spiritual.
Why It DOES Matter Who Gets Credit

Why It DOES Matter Who Gets Credit

"The whole team will ultimately benefit if credit is given where credit is due."
What Will Your Legacy Be?

What Will Your Legacy Be?

I believe we can chart a course for our lives and our families that allows us to think beyond one generation.
Should Pastors Ever Sound Off Publicly?

Should Pastors Ever Sound Off Publicly?

"In a world of instant hot takes and online takedowns, it’s never been easier for pastors to get engaged in polemics."
Pastor: Why You Need to Spend More Time with NON-Pastors

Pastor: Why You Need to Spend More Time With NON-Pastors

"Hanging out with aspiring pastors can be rewarding, but pastors need time with normal people."
Why Your Church Needs More Gray Hair

Why Your Church Needs More Gray Hair

"The world puts the old people on the shelf and the young people on the podium."
5 Reasons Church Members Attend Church Less Frequently

5 Reasons Church Members Attend Church Less Frequently

But the local church, the messy local church, is what God has used as His primary instrument to make disciples. But commitment is waning among many church members.
7 Ways to Preach Boring Sermons (Please Don't Do These)

7 Ways to Preach Boring Sermons (Please Don’t Do These)

"Anyone can get up in front of a congregation and deliver a killer sermon, right?"
Why Your Church Should Have at Least 2 Services Each Sunday

Why Your Church Should Have at Least 2 Services Each Sunday

"If your church hasn’t made the jump, these are some of the reasons you should!"
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