Satisfying the Crowd

Our #LentChallenge reading is helping me to see stories from a new perspective, to see layers beneath the common narrative of the text. This week in reading the book of Mark, there was one short sentence that grabbed my attention: “Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate releases Barabbas to them.” Mark 15:15 This was a […]

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#LentChallenge Begins

One of the things I love about Margaret Feinberg is that she is always looking for ways to connect us more with Jesus.  The way she lives out her faith and seeks after her Savior inspires me. Today she is kicking off the #LentChallenge.  A 40 day journey to read through the New Testament in […]

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Why Are Church Leaders Such Poor Managers?

You would think that we as church leaders would be exceptional at managing people… we’re in the people business of sorts.  Our entire jobs revolve around creating worship experiences in which people can connect to God.  It’s a relationally charged environment. An extroverts heaven – lots of people all the time.  The majority of our […]

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Restless Giveaway

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.  Congrats to Rebecca Hamlin for winning a copy of Restless. ————————————————————– A relaxed, quiet dinner between friends. We just met but it didn’t discount the fact that “friends” was a safe and appropriate word for how we felt about one another after leaving the table that night.  We shared our stories, […]

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Developing Special Teams

Structure is important, especially in organizations.  I’m a strong proponent of well-defined organizational charts with clear lines of authority and responsibility.  We set our employees up best when we provide the framework within which they work. However, the downside of a well-structured organization is that it can become prone to stagnation.  When employees are relegated […]

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Reflecting on Thanksgiving

It’s usually the day after Thanksgiving that I slow down long enough to reflect and give thanks. Truth is, sometimes the actual day of Thanksgiving brings out my most ungrateful self. I anticipate family drama without being thankful that I have family. I stress out over preparing my house for company rather than being grateful […]

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