Sun Stand Still Chapters 2-5

— “Each of us is called to be a Joshua—each in our own way, in our own circumstances, with our own God-given personality.” — “If you’re going to ask God to do something impossible in your life, you’ve got to have some clarity about what you’re asking for.” — “Accomplishing the impossible is all about seeing the invisible.” — “When God speaks, he does not … Continue reading Sun Stand Still Chapters 2-5

Sun Stand Still: Chapter 1

Some highlights from my NOOK version of SST: “….if you’re not daring to believe God for the impossible, you’re sleeping through some of the best parts of your Christian life” “…if the size of your vision for your life isn’t intimidating to you, there’s a good chance it’s insulting to God” “Faith isn’t a Get Out of Hell Free card. It’s the most vital building … Continue reading Sun Stand Still: Chapter 1

Disciple: A Ruined Word?

I am loving Dave and Jon Ferguson’s new book Exponential. Dave makes a very provocative statement about the word “disciple”: “I intentionally use the word apprentice as opposed to disciple. While disciple is a brilliant word (and a word used by Jesus himself), it often does not mean to us what Jesus meant when he used it. I believe that disciple is a ruined word. … Continue reading Disciple: A Ruined Word?

Arthur Miller’s The Crucible & the Church

I’m currently teaching The Crucible. Although I strongly suspect that Miller had his own axe to grind with fundamentalists of his day (i.e. McCarthyites who still swear to this day that a Commie was under every bush—especially in Hollywood), there are important themes that are emerging as our class finishes up the first two acts. I won’t share any until we’re done with the book … Continue reading Arthur Miller’s The Crucible & the Church

Four Obsessions and Church Leaders

The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive and Church Leadership Patrick Lencioni has made his mark in the world of business management help by conveying simple principles through a short but memorable fable. His approach and ideas have also resonated with pastors and other church leaders over the last several years. In Lencioni’s 2000 book The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive (New York: Jossey-Bass), … Continue reading Four Obsessions and Church Leaders