Authentic Christianity, Spiritual Life

Where the Dirt and Divine Collide

The heart is where the dirt and divine collide in mystery and splendor. It is often that most tangible way we can sense the spiritual while still confined to the realm of the natural. Even so, the heart sometimes gets a bad rap. The messiness of the human heart has led many to believe pursuing its inmost desires is wrong.

I have wrestled with these thoughts for a long time and have come to this conclusion. Your heart is not evil. Following your heart is not only a good thing; it is how God guides us through life.

Here is my case for following your heart.

Leadership

3 Leadership Tests

Questions Every Leader Should Be Able To Answer How did you feel before or after a test in school? Whether I passed or not, I was always happy to have it over. I either breathed a sigh of relief after lots of hard work and preparation, or at least the pressure was off until the next one. Leadership Tests Leadership…

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Book Review, Church Planting, Leadership

Creating a Compelling Culture

You can have an excellent weekend service and efficient systems, but still lose momentum by not being attentive to your church culture. It is crucial to win the battle in the spiritual, but also to remember the influence culture has on your church as well. Culture is not just your best intentions. It is the reality of what you guard, emphasize, and reward. Culture is the air your team breathes as they operate in your ministry and pursue your church’s ministry mission.

Leadership, Spiritual Life

#YoungMinister Advice

What is leading your decisions? In Twitter’s hay day it was popular for people to post the hashtag #youngminister and then give advice. I don’t remember posting advice with that hashtag, but I did enjoy reading the wisdom that came from more experienced leaders than me. I think if Moses was to use the hashtag #youngminister he would give advice…

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Leadership

Are You Really Leading?

How we can value people over our positions   If God gives us a voice we must speak for those who can’t speak for themselves. If God gives us strong hands we must help those who can’t help themselves. If God gives us a place to stand we must stand for those who cannot pick up themselves.   God does…

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