Catalyst Atlanta… #Cat11 … Andy Stanley

Andy Stanley was the first session speaker.

Andy began by saying, “My favorite pastor is present today. He was my pastor the whole time I grew up.” He was paying tribute to his father Charles Stanley. I love when he does that.

Keeping with the theme of Catalyst this year to […] Continue Reading…

Steve Jobs Contribution to Christianity

Steve Jobs was without question a brilliant man and an incredible marketer. Jobs had a brilliance as an innovator and presenter and could wow an audience or inspire a team. I’ve read that he was difficult (extremely) to work for, but turnover was minimal at Apple because people wanted […] Continue Reading…

7 Questions to Ask Yourself When Facing Fear

I’ve watched fear keep many people from achieving all God would have them achieve. I’ve watched fear keep a guy from pursuing the girl of his dreams. I’ve watched fear drive people to the safe side, rather than to assume the risk required to pursue their dreams.

Fear is the […] Continue Reading…

My 7 Favorite Compliments as a Pastor

Everyone loves compliments…me included. I received a compliment this weekend from someone who met me for the first time and it was so encouraging. It reminded me of some of my favorite compliments I have received.

Here are my 7 favorite compliments to receive as a pastor:

“You hang out just […] Continue Reading…

Encouragement: Consider an Internship Program this Summer

I realize I have lots of ministry leaders who read my blog. (Thank you.)

If you are a pastor or church leader, I want to encourage you to consider an internship program next summer for college students. I continually hear from young adults looking for a place to serve in […] Continue Reading…

Are We Healthier Today?

In the day of health and fitness awareness, when restaurants seem more intent on offering healthy alternatives, and gyms are on every corner; when organic is the buzz word…

Are we healthier than we once were?

I don’t know…but I found an article I read recently in Delta Sky Magazine interesting.

Comparing […] Continue Reading…

What to do When You’re Waiting for God to Deliver You

Over the years, I’ve observed countless people who become derailed by the circumstances of life. Speaking as one who has failed many times, the key to long-term success is often in how you respond during the darkest days of your life.

I’ve always enjoyed the advice God gave His people […] Continue Reading…