Exciting announcement: another bundle of joy on the way

In November I announced we had a little bundle of joy on the way.¬† Well, I’m excited (and a bit freaked out) to announce we’ve got a second little bundle of joy on the way: I’m under contract with InterVarsity Press for another book – this time a co-writing venture with Bob Hyatt. Bob planted¬†The…

Ten Questions for Ministry Leaders: self-reflection

Ten great questions to process as we begin a new year, especially for ministry leaders (ht: Bob Roberts). 1. What is it that God has called me to do? 2. What is unique that I bring to the table? 3. What is my single greatest strength? 4. How am I organized to see the vision…

Conversion theory

My mind is exhausted and exhilarated… I’m sitting in another weekend session of my Galatians class at Biblical Seminary listening to Scot McKnight teach on conversion theory. Have you ever thought about the process of conversion before? How you ever thought about the process of your own conversion before? McKnight believes that every conversion to…

Leadership Interview

Josue, a young man who attended Pierced in Colorado  when we were there, asked if I would participate in a leadership interview he was conducting for a project in his Masters program. You are can read the interview here.

When Other People’s Armor Won’t Do

Training is important. I love attending conferences. Well, I love good, helpful conferences. Not all of them are great, you know. I’m ruminating over the story found in 1 Samuel 16 and 17 over the story of David and Goliath duking it out in the Elah Valley in Central Israel. Sure we know the story,…

The Surroundings of a Leader

‘A’ leaders surround attract other ‘A’ leaders. ‘B’ leaders attract ‘C’ leaders. I’ve been pondering this a bit over the last few days. Who leaders choose to surround themselves with will determine a lot about their ability to lead. Think about the ‘A’ leaders you know (I understand this may be difficult…there are not very…

Thoughts of servant leadership continued…

Earlier I mentioned that one of my mentors asked me the question "When you think about your leadership do you view yourself more as a leader who serves or a servant who leads?" Great question… After much thought (and further discussion with my mentor) he told me what he believed to be the right answer….

Musings on servant leadership

Servant leadership is such a buzzword these days, even in the corporate world. Earlier this week I had lunch with my mentor and he asked me this question, which keeps running through my head… When you think of your own personal life as a leader, do you consider yourself a leader who serves or a…