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Prayer: why bother?

Prayer: Why Bother?

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf God already knows my thoughts and my needs before I ever pray them, why pray…

vibrant leadership


Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat is vibrant leadership? This is the first question that comes to mind when I hear…

We are all theologians.

We’re All Theologians, and That Can Be Dangerous

Reading Time: 5 minutesEveryone is ultimately a theologian. For example, the decision to recycle or not is a theological decision. Your theology…


Doctrine? Yuck!

Reading Time: 4 minutesDoctrine has gotten a bad name in recent years. “Doctrine divides. Jesus unites,” or “Doctrine is…

triple-braided cord

Mentoring: People of Value Adding Value to People

Reading Time: 4 minutesThere is nothing more rewarding than investing ourselves in others. That’s what a music teacher discovered…

leaders need emotional support

Do the Leaders in Your Church Need Emotional Support?

Reading Time: 5 minutesIt may sound too severe a statement, but I’ll venture it anyway: if our aim is human health and…

bread for the world

4 Simple Steps to Becoming Bread for the World

Reading Time: 3 minutesI love good bread. So, when the CT Daily Briefing arrived at my inbox with an…


Leadership Context: Are You a Leader in the Church?

Reading Time: 2 minutesLeadership cannot take place in a vacuum. By definition, leadership requires at least 2 people (one…

biblical interpretation

3 Strategies for More Honest Biblical Interpretation

Reading Time: 5 minutesIt’s an encouragement and a challenge you’ll often hear from the pulpit. Pastors will prescribe it…

Fine-tuned heart

Fine-tuned Heart

Reading Time: 2 minutesFor this article, I was struggling as to whether I wanted to talk about the heart or the brain….