Have you ever played the game where you try to guess what a word is, as it is slowly revealed to you one letter at…View More Don’t stop at Mennonite
I stopped reading the Bible. Seriously, I did. Truth be told, though, I actually stopped reading everything (dumb concussion). After a few weeks, when I…View More A Call to Contend
Three weeks of forced downtime can cause a person to think. “Why now?” – Seriously, why now? Of all the times to have a head…View More A journey of reluctant acceptance
One of the most common questions I’ve heard in recent weeks is “You’re going to be the president of what?” (or some similarly worded question).…View More You’re Doing What?
Have you ever made a life-changing decision? Well, technically, every decision (and non-decision) is life-changing. The only difference between them is that some decisions have…View More Comfort, Challenge, or Calling?
Earlier today, if you were at Westwood Church, you would have heard me talk about a leadership transition and move that may be happening in…View More A New Path?
Leaders, two of the greatest gifts you can give your team members are to empower them and to defend them. In almost every leadership position…View More Do you Empower and Defend?
On a Sunday morning last May (Critical Questions: Are you for us or for our enemies?), one of the three main points that I talked…View More Searching for (and finding) your Purpose
Many leaders have a leadership philosophy and/or leadership principles (read this and this for a couple of examples), but how often do we think of…View More The Importance of Leadership Values
If you have ever left the church, whether 30 years ago or 3 weeks ago, Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith may…View More If you have left the church …