Leading with a Limp

Jacob left Peniel,¬†and he was limping because of the injury to his hip (Gen. 32.31; NLT) Too many times we focus on the action of leadership and not the ontology of the leader. That is, when asked to define what a leader is, most people’s responses are boiled down to “They lead.” This is what a leader does. This is …

Idealism and Realism

One of the difficulties with living is when our ideals come crashing against the rock of reality. That is, I have a dream gets hosed down by the injustices of mediocrity and status quo. I have been walking through the Core Values of our church plant, Christ the Redeemer, and we just got done walking through our first (and most …

Broken In The Fall

From the cleft of the rock I fell Fast and hard Yet it was a drifting. A floating Gravity of self-sufficient pride and curiosity Believing I knew. I could not be told. Because I would not listen For your finger had pushed me out. You said it was coming. You warned me and yet I challenged you to your core. …

The New Economics Will Be People

So I went to a coffee shop this morning and was struck by the utter efficiency they were churning out drinks. In fact the team lead said this much as encouragement to the six other workers behind the counter. I walked in. Smiled at the barista. Was greeted with a blank stare as he continued to froth the milk and …