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...

There is a “ME” in “TEAM”

Too often we equate team with the concept of losing ourselves in the group. As if in some way you blend into this amorphous blob of reality. The best All teams are made of individuals. The best teams are made of individuals who own their unabashedly own their...

Stick Out Your Tongue

Some of you may have already seen this video milling about on the internet, but I wanted to share with you just in case and, perhaps, pull out a few pieces to reflect on. B&A HAKA from Westone Productions on Vimeo. Community This video shows the power of community...

Don’t Say You’ll Be Brief…Be Brief

I attended a meeting recently where the person was allotted a few minutes to make a presentation. The fellow started by saying, “I’ll be brief.” He then went on to take a ridiculous amount of time to explain the thing he was supposed to be brief...

Light Switches and Boxes

Pastors, Your ministry, indeed, your life is not a box. It is not a series of clear and clean and easy organized rubrics by which we can measure success or faithfulness. You were not meant to be holy in front of others and debased behind closed doors–yes, and...