Tag Archives: christian

Why leading Christians is Painful

I just began reading a new book entitled “The Painful Side of Leadership.” I’m only just beginning, but I am thoroughly enjoying this highly recommended piece of writing. It is proving to be so helpful. The book is written by Jeff Iorg, the President of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in San Francisco, California. He […]

What motivates you?

I’m interested in motivation. It has always been an interest of mine. My intrigue started because I would find myself in a constant struggle, back and forth, between motivated and unmotivated in various areas. I wanted to make the best grades. Then I wouldn’t care about my grades. I wanted to be class president. Then […]

Top 10 Things I Don’t Understand About Overly Religious Nominal Christians

I plan on writing a few ‘top ten’ lists over the next few weeks. Maybe they will stir some thoughts on important spiritual issues. Some will hopefully be hysterical. Some will be serious. I’ll try to squeeze a little of both into each… Here are the top ten things that after 38 years of church […]

The Fork In The Road

Get or married or not? Accept Jesus or not. Have kids or not? Work in this field or that field? Live in this community or that one? Worship with this congregation or another?  Our life’s journey will present a handful of life-changing intersections. Which path we take at these intersections will have huge implications for […]

What’s your story?

Do you have a conversion story? Here is what I mean… If you are a Christ follower, then you have a valuable story. There is a ‘gospel’ about your life. And some people overlook those valuable stories. Maybe your story involves great sin and therefore great forgiveness and renewal. Maybe you learned Jesus wrongly, and […]

Life Attitudes for all Christians

I’ll be teaching a youth retreat over the New Years holiday. The focus is on attitudes for the life of the Christian. Here are my discussion question notes. S.P.L.A.S.H. How big of a S.P.L.A.S.H. could your involvement make? Believe it or not, everyone has the potential to play a big part in the kingdom of […]

Airport Christians

I’m sitting at Ohare airport in Chicago. I’ve been here for 2 hours and should fly out in about 30 minutes. Just watched part of a very cool movie. Now I’m listening to Santana and watching people’s behavior and interaction. There is this strange blend of connection and loneliness at airports. Most people seem to […]