"If you really aspire to lead, start leading right now."
"People appreciate being appreciated."
"We must fight like lions for the truth of the gospel—the souls of our hearers are at stake."
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.
"Loving well, especially loving those impacted by trauma, requires commitment that increases “more and more” as the years pass by."
"If you face a struggle with crude joking, maybe these steps will help you overcome this sin..."
The more you feel like your work is never finished, the closer you edge to feeling finished.
"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 don’t receive necessary confrontation."
“Bringing work home with you” can be a recipe to undermine your most important relationships."
Scripture is saturated with instances of the carnal discouraging the spiritual.
"Wow, leadership is hard, isn’t it?"
"The whole team will ultimately benefit if credit is given where credit is due."
I believe we can chart a course for our lives and our families that allows us to think beyond one generation.
"In a world of instant hot takes and online takedowns, it’s never been easier for pastors to get engaged in polemics."
"Hanging out with aspiring pastors can be rewarding, but pastors need time with normal people."
"The world puts the old people on the shelf and the young people on the podium."
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.
"Anyone can get up in front of a congregation and deliver a killer sermon, right?"
"If your church hasn’t made the jump, these are some of the reasons you should!"