Church Leadership

When I grow up I want to be…

…dead! I know it sounds awful and even a bit morbid but it is true. I looked in the mirror after my last haircut and realized that God knowing the number of hairs on my head was getting easier. That being said my follicley challenged head is not my reason for this statement. I noticed recently when I lie down my bosoms fall into my armpits. This is disturbing on two levels. First, gravity is taking its toll as I age. Second, I am a man and until recently I didn’t have bosoms. Still this is not the reason I want to be dead when I grow up. (more…)

Hold All My Calls

Hold all my calls sounds like dialog from a TV drama centered on the day to day grind of office life. The busy executive informs his assistant that he will be unavailable for a while because there is something so important that everything else must wait. One can only assume that any outside interruptions are not only unwanted but also are detrimental to the task at hand. Behind closed doors the talents that elevated the executive to his current position are put to work to ensure the best result possible is achieved. (more…)

All Alone in a Room Full of People

How does this happen? How can anyone feel alone when there are so many people around? It would be easy to assume smartphones and social media are to blame. If it is not the advancements in technology causing this feeling of isolation then maybe it’s a socially awkward introverted personality that just can’t negotiate the difficulties of large gatherings. If it is not technology or personality traits that get in the way, maybe there is some kind of mental illness that creates the feeling of being alone even when surrounded by others. If it isn’t any of these reasons it could simply be the result of being a pastor. (more…)

Has Revolution Replaced Revival?

I am reposting this for two reasons. First, this has been a busier week than normal and I am fighting some sort of bug (not sure if the bug or I will win). The second, this was posted so early in my blog that many never got to see it.

Why do I think it is important that more people read it? (more…)

Who Are You on the Inside?

It’s not about looking Godly, it’s about being Godly.

Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean. Matthew 23:27 (NIV) 

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