Personal development

  1. Pressure to Make Out with God

    Blog Pressure to Make Out with God

    A friend of mine tweeted something the other day that caught my attention. “Anyone else concerned that congregations in modern worship have become observers instead of…

  2. Getting over the 2:30 Wall

    Blog Getting over the 2:30 Wall

    You’ve probably seen the commercials for 5-Hour Energy, the energy shot that supposedly helps you overcome the "2:30 feeling". I know the 2:30 feeling well. But for me, it…

  3. Avoiding Unnecessary Mistakes

    Blog Avoiding Unnecessary Mistakes

    Have you ever given advice to someone knowing they were going to do the exact opposite of what you were telling them to do? It happens to me a lot, although I guess it’s…

  4. Enemy-Loving Candidates

    Blog Enemy-Loving Candidates

    Presidential candidates often get asked questions checking whether they oppose the right people or ideas and if they oppose them enough. Socialism? Check. Illegal immigrants?…

  5. The Illusion of Pastoral Effectiveness

    Blog The Illusion of Pastoral Effectiveness

    The acceptance of reality is always a liberation from the burden of illusion that we strive to justify by our errors and our sins. ~Seasons of Celebration, p. 116 What are the…

  6. Can You Preach on Something You Haven't Mastered?

    Blog Can You Preach on Something You Haven't Mastered?

    I often get emails from pastors wondering, Can I, as a pastor, preach about a subject that I know I’m struggling with or an area I know that I’m weak in? You may have …

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