Bible, Culture, Leading, Ministry, Missional Living

Chasing after glory…

The desire to create and rule one's own kingdom is an ancient struggle of the heart. All the way back to our friends, Adam & Eve in Genesis... The temptation to want to be in control... wise... all-knowing... god-like... This temptation hisses in the garden and eventually rings in the ear of man. The consequent fall of man due to this chase after man's own glory is an effective tactic of the enemy. We are all susceptible.

Books, Culture, Leading, Ministry, Missional Living

Can Short-Term Mission Teams Cause More Harm than Good?

It is true that there has been case after case where a short-term volunteer or mission team inadvertently caused more harm than good while on mission.  In order to maximize one's efforts and minimize the negative fall-out, one should be familiar with some of the most common cross-cultural pitfalls.  One of the best resources to get… Continue reading Can Short-Term Mission Teams Cause More Harm than Good?

Church, Leading, Ministry, Missional Living

Young Leaders…

Did you know... Perpetua (the courageous early martyr) was only 22. Athanasius of Alexandria was 29 when he argued successfully for the divinity of Christ at the historic Council of Nicaea in 325 AD. Martin Luther was in his early 30's when he nailed his 95 theses to the door of the castle church in… Continue reading Young Leaders…

Culture, Leading, Ministry

Resolve to know nothing…

In the current Christian culture, I find it is easy to lose focus and get caught up with sparkly things...  I want to speak like THAT pastor... to have 1000's of people at my church like so-and-so...  to plant 3 satellite churches off of our main campus...  to be on radio, tv, streaming internet, twitter, facebook, blogspot, wordpress, and my… Continue reading Resolve to know nothing…