My Top 10 Posts of 2013
Dec30

My Top 10 Posts of 2013

Below is a list of my top 10 most popular blog posts of 2013. Thank you so much for reading this blog and for caring about your growth as a Christian and/or church leader. Every blogger has moments when she or he asks whether it’s worth it to make oneself vulnerable through an outlet like this—and whether or not the work involved in blogging is worth it. Your readership this year has encouraged me greatly. I’ve been blogging for...

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My Top 5 Books of 2013
Dec23

My Top 5 Books of 2013

We’re getting to the end of the year, and thus it’s time for everyone to start putting their “lists” out there. Not everyone enjoys these posts. I do. I like reading what others found to be particularly helpful, because it helps me get to know them a bit better and to cut through some of the flood of information that comes my way every day. So, I’m putting together a mini-series of “Top 5″ lists as we head into the final stretch of...

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Friday Stream of Consciousness – 103
Dec20

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 103

Here are some things on my mind this Friday morning: Well, I’m not going to lie: Phil Robertson is on my mind. I don’t know what I can add to the conversation here that hasn’t/isn’t already being said. But here are couple of thoughts that aren’t necessarily at the center of the debate that are worth consideration: Personally, I find the most nauseating response to the Phil Robertson controversy that of...

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Haters
Dec18

Haters

I heard Rick Warren make a statement recently I’ve been thinking about since: “Never criticize what God is blessing.” For some people, this is really difficult. For whatever reason, some believe that if a church or ministry prospers, they must be doing something wrong. They are “watering down” the Gospel, they are feeding people’s selfishness, using worldly methods, etc.—fill in your own favorite. In sports, we call such people...

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Ricochet
Dec16

Ricochet

Ricochet is, “the motion of an object or a projectile in rebounding or deflecting one or more times from the surface over which it is passing or against which it hits a glancing blow.” We use it a lot in terms of firearms or, for instance, the bouncing of a racquetball off a wall during a match. However, let me suggest your life is creating a series of ricochets–good and bad. We are given the opportunity to cultivate lives of...

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