The Sin of Preaching for the Nod

Bob Hyatt introduces us to the sin of “preaching for the nod” in a recent post.  He writes this: Every once in a while I find myself preaching for the nod. That’s when we try to hard wire a bit of ego-stroke into a Sunday morning message. We do it a lot, and it’s so […]

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Real Economic Recovery: Seek a Blue Collar Life (Prov. 30:7-9)

What are you praying about during these hard financial times?  If you could pray only one prayer about your finances, what would that prayer be?  

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Off Book: The Goal of Scripture

My daughter Jordan is in her first play – a junior-high version of “Grease.”  She and her play-mates have been rehearsing for over 12 weeks.  Last week she excitedly told me they were now “off book” – meaning they were no longer having to carry the script and read the lines off the script during rehearsal.  […]

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The Four Critical Words for 21st Century Leaders

In our staff meeting today, we watched part one of a speech given by Bill George at The Leadership Summit hosted by the Willow Creek Association.  George is a professor at Harvard Business School, the former chairman and CEO of Medtronic, and author of two top-selling books on leadership.  George shared that four words summarize […]

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