Conversational Church Style

The last church I pastored was a small, well-established church at the end of it's life. We met in a coffeehouse that had previously been the church building and we engaged in what I called a "conversational service style." Other's might classify … [Continue reading]

Easy or Hard

At times I get fixated on a theme or concept that I'm wrestling with. For the past couple of days, I've been wrestling with this theme of doing hard things versus doing easy things. When asked the question, "Do you want to do hard things or easy … [Continue reading]

Press in or Walk Away?

It seems that there are always to clear responses to any situation. The first response is that you can walk away. See something that you don't like? Walk away. Are you bothered by the culture? Walk away. Did you get hurt or wounded or offended? … [Continue reading]

I Survived Being Hit By an F-250

A year ago I was crossing a street in Nashville, TN and was hit by a Ford F-250. I survived. I had been in Nashville to attend a leadership development training. I had spent the last couple of days with some amazing people and was exploring the … [Continue reading]

Processing Can be Overrated

Sometimes processing can be overrated. Hear me out on this. It's not that it's not important to process events or circumstances, it's just that sometimes the processing can get in the way of what you're supposed to be learning. Sometimes … [Continue reading]

The Most Stubborn Habits…

“The most stubborn habits which resist change with the greatest tenacity are those which worked well for a space of time and led to the practitioner being rewarded for those behaviors. If you suddenly tell such persons that their recipe for success … [Continue reading]