Steamrolled

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Thanksgiving has been steamrolled by Christmas. When I returned to my home airport after a one-day trip, this became evident in a fresh way. Overnight, the Christmas decorations have been installed and greeted me upon my return…on November 6! That’s too early for Christmas.

Better Together

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The challenges of men and women working together in ministry leadership are at the forefront of discussions in churches and ministry organizations today. Most of the conversations veer to the negative – harassment claims, abuse recovery, arguments over roles, etc. That’s unfortunate...

Thick or Thin

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While swapping stories with another ministry veteran, we shared some of the best advice we received when we were starting out as pastors. My friend told me, “A mentor put his arm around me one day and whispered, ‘Develop thick skin, but keep a tender heart.’”

Rewards

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At the Power of Our Pride Presidential Town Hall last week in Los Angeles, presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke made an interesting statement. The event was sponsored by The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the world's largest civil rights organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and...

Resolve

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Early Sunday morning, an email hit my inbox from a pastor announcing Jesus had told him to write a letter demanding President Donald Trump be impeached. He sent me the letter and wanted my support for his campaign. Any guess what the theme of his message was later that day?

Curveball

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Baseball has been part of the backdrop of my life. Playing as a young man and then coaching, umpiring, and administrating in various leagues has given me countless opportunities for sharing the gospel and serving people. For ten years, my baseball ministry culminated in my service as the...

Influencers

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As part of a recent news story, a Christian spokesperson was quoted authoritatively as a leader in our movement. He was given this platform because – as his online bio indicates – he is a thought-leader and social media influencer. Never mind he has never led a church, directed an organization...

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