Top Ten Books I Read in 2017

Top Ten Books I Read in 2017

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE—It’s often said that “reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” Because of too many international flights, I did not exercise my body nearly enough in 2017. But those same flights that prevented physical exercise afforded plenty of...
Remembering R.C. Sproul (1939–2017)

Remembering R.C. Sproul (1939–2017)

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE—Last Thursday (December 14), theologian and author R.C. Sproul passed away at the age of 78. As a young believer in my teens and early twenties, I read Sproul’s books and listened to his radio show. Sproul’s influence on my theology and ministry...
Ministry Is Partnership with God

Ministry Is Partnership with God

Speaking at APEC in Pastor Timothy Loh’s new building. KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA—Every October, Deborah and I board a plane for Asia right when Nashville is transitioning from hot, humid summer to cool, beautiful fall weather. Though we are sad to miss the leaves turning...
How Will You Solve Your Leadership Shortage?

How Will You Solve Your Leadership Shortage?

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE—The Multiplication Challenge begins with a story about a serious leadership shortage in our Every Nation church in the Philippines. We were growing rapidly, but our discipleship had outpaced our leadership development. When this happens in your...
A Three-Year-Old’s Theology on Tragedy

A Three-Year-Old’s Theology on Tragedy

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE—As her vocabulary has grown over the last few months, my three-year-old granddaughter, Josephine, has said some very funny things (as most three-year-olds do). And she has also said some very profound things with great theological significance. A...
The Leadership Skill No One Wants

The Leadership Skill No One Wants

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE—I landed in Nashville late last night after spending the weekend in Portland, Oregon, teaching The Multiplication Challenge to leaders at City Bible Church. You can listen to my sermon from their Sunday services here. Last week, I wrote about a...