Category - Leadership

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Are We Producing Cymbalic Fruit?
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Leadership Is More Than A Greasy Pole
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Learning Leadership in Prose
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A MEMO to All Christians Regarding the Syrian Refugees
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Church and Para-Church Can THRIVE Together!

Are We Producing Cymbalic Fruit?

I have been working on a manuscript for a while now about my view on the modern western church. I was reading over the first four chapters again the other day just to see if I really wanted to pursue it any further. After all it may have been an exercise to get something off my chest and not really something suitable for publication. Today, I saw a Facebook post regarding an article in The[…]

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Leadership Is More Than A Greasy Pole

SOLITUDE AND LEADERSHIP: If you want others to follow, learn to be alone with your thoughts Consider these paragraphs: “So what I saw around me were great kids who had been trained to be world-class hoop jumpers. Any goal you set them, they could achieve. Any test you gave them, they could pass with flying colors. They were, as one of them put it herself, “excellent sheep.” I had no doubt that they would continue[…]

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Learning Leadership in Prose

I am thankful to leadership blogger and consultant, Paul Sohn for bringing my attention back to this amazing piece written by Rudyard Kipling. I hold much admiration for those that write poetry well. For those of you who do not, do not let the “poem” label scare you away. There is much to learn from these few stanzas on leadership and life. Read it slowly and intentionally. And by all means read it more than[…]

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A MEMO to All Christians Regarding the Syrian Refugees

To be sure, there are opinions on all sides of the matter of what to do with the massive exodus of Syrian refugees that have fled their homeland in the last months. Does the U.S. take them in in mass, carte blanch?  Does the federal government place very articulated restrictions on Syrian immigration status? How are they vetted to keep the public safe?  These are all questions that MUST be answered. And it is not an[…]

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Church and Para-Church Can THRIVE Together!

From 2008-2011 I served on the staff of a small church in Arizona as the Associate Pastor. For those not familiar with small churches, that means the Exec. Pastor, Missions Pastor, Local Outreach and Youth Pastor combined with grounds and janitorial sometimes thrown in just to keep me humble. In a small church that is just the way it is. No complaints –  a fantastically fulfilling time of my life. As part of those duties[…]

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