Go Deep

Go Deep

“Religion in our time has been captured by a tourist mindset.” (Eugene Peterson, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction). I love to travel. There are few things I enjoy more than picking somewhere to go, figuring out the most interesting places to experience,...
Why it Might Be Time to Adapt Your Staff Framework

Why it Might Be Time to Adapt Your Staff Framework

What do NBC, Blockbuster, HBO, and Netflix have in common? That’s easy. They’re all entertainment companies, right?What do Tower Records, Napster, ITunes, and Spotify have in common? Also easy, they’re all music companies, right?You’re half right. Both lists are made...
Less Facebook, More Coffee

Less Facebook, More Coffee

“I need to talk to you about what you said in your sermon yesterday.”  I guess I should have expected it. It was in the days after violence had erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia.  As a pastor I’d spoken about the events that had taken place and while my criticisms...
Budget Planning in a Pandemic

Budget Planning in a Pandemic

Fall is here.  It may be ninety-five degrees here in Texas, but school is back in session and Labor Day is just a few days away.  I know that every church doesn’t follow the same rhythms but in the last two churches I pastored, Labor Day to Christmas was my most...
5 Ways to Keep Connected in a Pandemic

5 Ways to Keep Connected in a Pandemic

I came across an interesting list a few months ago.  It was a list of the richest animals in the world.  Did you know that the richest animal in the world is a dog named Gunther IV.  Gunther is worth about $373 million dollars give or take. He received his wealth from...