Personal development

  1. Addicted to the Institution

    Blog Addicted to the Institution

    I remember when I was in seminary having a really strange conversation with another student. I remember him telling me that he saw the need for change in the United Methodist…

  2. 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…

  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. 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…

  5. Health of a Leader

    Blog Health of a Leader

    I work with a lot of church leaders. One thing I’ve discovered, if they let me get close enough inside their real world, is that many are hurting. They are facing burnout…

  6. Personal Branding: Is It Destroying Civilization?

    Blog Personal Branding: Is It Destroying Civilization?

    Remember Ickey Woods? He played running back for the Cincinnati Bengals in the late 80s and early 90s, when they were actually decent. He invented a special end zone dance called…

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