Mourn with those who Mourn

“Rejoice with those rejoice, mourn with those who mourn.” (Romans 12:15)

Reflections on Leadership – Part 11 – Great Leaders Inspire a Shared Vision

Leaders see something in the future, and they motivate their followers to join them and share in the efforts required to reach that future goal. 

Reflections on Too Busy Not To Pray

I just finished reading Bill Hybels’ classic “Too Busy Not To Pray.”

Why it’s OK to Sing “Our God” in Public Worship

I got into an interesting online discussion this week. I will spare you the details but one interesting question arose that I think is worthwhile to discuss here. The question was this, is the pluralism of Paul’s (pre-Christian) time different from the (post-Christian) pluralism of today? You may wonder why this is an important question. It turns out how you answer this question as serious implications for worship and mission today.

New Names for the Bible Fellowship Groups

This past week, our Bible Fellowship Groups (BFGs) picked new names. Want to see the final results?

Reflections on Leadership – Part 10 – Great Leaders Challenge the Process

Great leaders are especially skilled at challenging the “status quo”.  They have the ability to see what is wrong and what needs to change while many others do not.

Deuteronomy 12-26 in Under 400 Words

Last Sunday (6/10) the message was on Deuteronomy 12-26 where I attempted to answer the question “What’s the Purpose of the Law in Deut. 12-26”? Brevity takes (and builds) discipline. To that end, here is my attempt to summarize the main points. As an excise I limited myself to 400 hundred words. Word count starts now…

Family Worship: Final Reflections

Our family is now into a pretty good groove when it comes to family worship. We’re still not 100% consistent but the pattern is established. God has given our family a few blessings I did not expect.

Reflections on Leadership – Part 9 –Observable Skills

Practice leads to skill, and skills lead to effectiveness.  When watching effective leaders, a collection of practices emerge as a pattern – they’re “observable skills”.  But it is God who by his grace first calls his people and equips them to lead, and he is the one who can teach us the heart and mind behind these skills. 

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