Read a blog post by Pete Wilson the other day that hit home. Instead of feeling bad or guilty about loneliness as a leader, he relates it with Jesus. Very early in my ministry I had another leader tell me leadership can be a lonely activity. I’ve worked very hard in my life to surround… Read More
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Just read a fascinating article entitled Picasso, Kepler, and the Benefits of Being an Expert Generalist. I was attracted to this because as much as “expert generalist” sounds like an oxymoron, it’s exactly who I think I am. I have always had the personality of “jack of all trades” and been even called a “renaissance… Read More
Had a great coffee meeting with someone yesterday. When someone in the church contacts me to do coffee or lunch, it’s usually because they want to talk about something that they’re going through and how I can advise them or help them through it. That was my expectation when I got a call in the… Read More
From A Contemplative Pastor by Eugene Peterson: I am busy because I am vain. I want to appear important. Significant. What better way than to be busy? The incredible hours, the crowded schedule, and the heavy demands on my time are proof to myself – and to all who will notice – that I am… Read More