Pretty Good Expectations

This might sound suprising since I've been preaching a long time and Good Shepherd is a large church, but leadership is probably my weakest area. A lot of you have heard me say that I'm much better at leading a congregation as its pastor than I am at leading a staff...

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Breaking Communication Breakdowns

I love Chip and Dan Heath's Made To Stick. That's why it's on my favorites list on this blog. Written from a corporate perspective, it's all about communication.If you are passionate about communicating important stuff, and doing it in a way that reaches people in the...

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Clay Court Tennis & The Ministry

Perhaps in honor of the French Open, I played tennis on a clay court yesterday.Now, I hate clay. I have nightmares about matches that I played on clay. It works against me on every level: because it slows the ball down on impact, it blunts the power of my serve (my...

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