An increasing part of my life is spent advising and coaching Pastor Search Committees. A healthy search process requires great patience, spiritual … [Read more...] about Can we have a healthier pastor search process?
Time for a confession. Let me tell you a consultant’s dirty little secret: congregational strategic planning is frequently a waste of time and can be … [Read more...] about Confession from a Consultant
A friend recently shared with me a daily devotion that pointed out the story in Exodus 17 regarding Moses’ arms. Remember? As long as Moses held his … [Read more...] about The tired arms of ministers
I cannot stand this word and what it represents. I hear it far too often. It represents an attitude that should be banned from local church … [Read more...] about The J Word
What if you knew that your congregation was on a collision course with its demise? What would you do? Who would you tell? How would it change the way … [Read more...] about When you pastor the Titanic
My grandmother often used a word to describe herself or other people. It was the word “ill”. She did not use it to describe someone who was sick with … [Read more...] about Are you Ill?
It comes in a variety of accents. It can be a man’s voice or a woman’s (my favorite is the female Australian). It can break your heart or serve as a … [Read more...] about Recalculating
Intervention is an award-winning reality show about addiction and the extraordinary lengths it can take to face one’s unhealthy compulsions. Each … [Read more...] about Intervention
Anyone feeling anxious? A better question: anyone NOT feeling anxious? God’s people in the 21st century suffer a serious malady. We mouth the words … [Read more...] about High Anxiety