My Top 10 Books of 2019

My Top 10 Books of 2019

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE—Many years ago, when I was a young pastor, I heard someone say that if you want to think great thoughts, you must first read great thoughts. I can’t remember who said that, but I have found it to be true. I never fail to think new and great...
My Top Ten Books of 2018

My Top Ten Books of 2018

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE—It’s that time of the year when I force myself to pick the Top 10 books that I’ve read in the past twelve months. Those of you who read a lot know the difficulty of this task. (Here’s last year’s list.) Before I present my Top 10 List, I’ll start...
Who Are We Voting For?

Who Are We Voting For?

MANILA, PHILIPPINES—Today, millions of Americans will vote in another “high stakes” and bitterly partisan election. As always, this election will be billed as “the most important mid-term election in our lifetime,” and it will seem as if the future of life as we know...
Three Leadership Lessons from Korean Megachurches

Three Leadership Lessons from Korean Megachurches

SEOUL, KOREA—This week, I am in Seoul, Korea, for the third and final residency period of my Asbury Theological Seminary doctoral program. It’s good to be back with my cohort (and the “Asbury Eight”), and it’s good to spend some face-to-face time with our professors,...