Visionary Leadership Requires Clarity

Visionary Leadership Requires Clarity

In his book, The Advantage, Patrick Lencioni makes a powerful case that intelligence is not enough when the task is leadership. Being smart helps, even working hard helps, but the additional quality which sets apart the best leaders is the ability to create healthy...
A Church’s Hope of Resurrection

A Church’s Hope of Resurrection

First Christian Church of Rome, Georgia (Disciples of Christ), was a great partner in ministry with the church I pastored for twenty-one years.  Our congregations shared common commitments to feed the hungry and care for the poor in our community.  For more than a...
Digital Rip Van Winkles Part Two: Awake in 2030

Digital Rip Van Winkles Part Two: Awake in 2030

Part One of this article described the rapid digital transformation happening around us.  When in-person church is safe again, we will feel like Rip Van Winkle.  We will awake to the online world of 2030.  Let’s consider some steps you can start today in order to...
Digital Rip Van Winkles

Digital Rip Van Winkles

Part One: Waking Up in the Future Microsoft Corporation says COVID-19 has accelerated the technological transformation of our society.  A year of digital change now happens every month.  On average, each month, the number of people who shop online, meet by Zoom, join...
The Path to Hope Leads Through Endurance

The Path to Hope Leads Through Endurance

I read a story recently by a man who lived in Houston during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.  He and his neighbors felt a deep, intrinsic reward the first few days of shoveling muck from their homes, hosing off belongings, and saving their...