The Structured Removal of Faith

This is an opinion post. In fact, this is an opinion blog. Unless I’m quoting Scripture you can dismiss everything I write as one person’s opinion. Mine.

But, this is an opinion post about a problem I’ve seen. 

It’s a problem I see in churches.

It’s a problem I could see us [...] Continue Reading…

Beyond Leadership Quotes: A Quick Overview of the Well Balanced World Changer

My friend Sarah Cunningham recently released her new book, The Well Balanced World Changer: A Field Guide for Staying Sane While Doing Good, a few days back. The book has been getting a lot of attention, partially because it is packed full of leadership quotes–the kind you’ve probably seen [...] Continue Reading…

Surviving Your Appetite for Known… @AndyStanley – #Catalyst

The theme of Catalyst Conference was Be Known. Andy Stanley kicked things off with a powerful talk about being known.

Here are my notes on his talk:
We all have an appetite to be known.
Social media proves that. And, it’s an appetite that is never fully satisfied.

You will never have enough [...] Continue Reading…

Thoughts on Firing People in Ministry

This is a difficult post. About a difficult issue. One we don’t necessarily like to talk about. But sometimes we must.

I came out of a business background, so some things that are done in ministry are different for me. And, frankly, many should be. Ministry isn’t business…it’s ministry. At [...] Continue Reading…

Ann Voscamp: 3 Game Changing Principles for Life – Catalyst

Ann Voskamp spoke at Catalyst Conference recently. Her Twitter bio says, “Wife to the Farmer: Mama to 6: Author of One Thousand Gifts (Zondervan: NYTimes Besteller) Seeking to follow One alone.”

Her message was one of my favorite talks, possibly because it spoke to me in this season of my [...] Continue Reading…

4 Things For Profits Can Learn From Non-profits

I’ve been in vocational ministry…my primary income came from ministry work…non-profits…for over ten years now. My professional career, however, is much longer. I had over 20 years in management and leadership positions in secular (for profit) work prior to ministry.

Recently I heard a great talk from Jeff Henderson (read [...] Continue Reading…