Leadership

Honor…

"Outdo one another in showing honor."               Romans 12:10 ESV In I Corinthians 12:22-27 it tells us that God places the members of the body where He desires and bestows greater honor on those who lack it so that there is no division in the body and that we can have the same care for one another.  If one member is honored we all get to rejoice together as well as if one suffers, we all [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:57+00:00 February 17th, 2009|Family, Leadership, Love, Mission, Relationships, TLM Blog|5 Comments

Going Deep…

If you remember learning about icebergs in Elementary or Middle School you know that what you see sticking out of the water is only a small fraction of the whole thing. Over the last 2 years I have walked through a major change in ministry.  God began some things in the church I serve that have caused me to take a fresh and new look at my faith, my theology, my walk, and my views [...]

I Heard Behind Me A Loud Voice Like A Trumpet…

"When we take our gaze off the celebrity pastors (practical dramatists) and the ministry pundits (theoretical dramatists) and we fix our eyes once again on Jesus, we’ll discover a spiritual leader with the wisdom to focus on the only drama that really matters. Jesus lived and served from a soul at one with the Father and an identity secure in his love. From this inner place he drew the strength to do might works (drama [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:58+00:00 February 4th, 2009|Church, Discipleship, Leadership, Mission, TLM Blog|1 Comment

Gold Medal Character…

Phelps Apologizes for Marijuana Pipe Photo - NYTimes.com I have hear it said "Your gifts or talent won't take you where your character won't support you." In the world we have a tendency to worship the gifts and talent of people like Michael Phelps.  Then we are greatly disappointed when they fail us.  Well, actually we do it in the church too.  We spiritualize it and call it anointing ; giving credit to man what is [...]

By | 2010-09-14T22:57:18+00:00 February 3rd, 2009|Discipleship, Leadership, TLM Blog|1 Comment

The Missional Flow…

In a recent interview by Jamie Aprin-Ricci with missiologist Michael Frost, Michael shared the following thoughts: "...our christology should lead to our missiology which in turn will lead to our ecclesiology. In other words, the way we understand the gospels and the character of God revealed to us in Jesus will affect our way of thinking about our mission in the world. If we get our christology right, it will lead to a right missiology. [...]

By | 2014-01-18T14:38:49+00:00 December 16th, 2008|Church, Leadership, Mission|3 Comments