The death of someone close to us changes almost all of our plans. It becomes the focus of our attention and the center of our responsibility. It … [Read more...] about Leading in the Face of Death
Yes, you read correctly. It’s time for congregations to start celebrating failure! We don’t celebrate failure in most businesses and certainly not in … [Read more...] about Let’s Celebrate Failure
A part of me loves change and likes to experience the vitality and energy that comes when new people and challenges bring growth and newness to my … [Read more...] about Ready for an Experiment?
“Love without truth is sentimentality. Truth without love is harshness.” -Tim Keller Come on. You didn’t really think you would open up a post this … [Read more...] about Real Love Is… Gritty and Dangerous
I don’t recall where I first heard the phrase. Perhaps it was Richard Rohr in Breathing Under Water. He wrote: “All mature spirituality, in one sense … [Read more...] about Seven Things to Unlearn and to Learn
As I began to prepare for this blog post, I had just come out of a staff meeting where everyone was sharing how they were gearing up for fall. There … [Read more...] about Spiritual Rhythm in the Midst of Bustle and Activity