The Danger of Leading Alone

The Danger of Leading Alone

For many years, the Barna Group has conducted research on the well-being of American pastors. According to its most recent research, in the post-Covid era, more than 51% of American mainline pastors have considered quitting their ministry roles.Why are so many...
Calling, Runways, and Retirement

Calling, Runways, and Retirement

For most vocational ministers, it is difficult to think of the idea of leadership transition and/or retirement. Why? Because it means that we are entertaining the idea that someday, we will not hold the leadership position we are currently in. And while that may be a...
The Heart of Leadership

The Heart of Leadership

A ministry colleague and friend recently asked me: “When you are leading leaders, what is your main focus?”This is a great question. Anytime I’m working with a leader to equip and empower them, I always begin with the heart.Too often, we focus immediately on skills...
Run from Fame

Run from Fame

I originally shot and posted this short video about eighteen months ago. However, in a modern culture that is more obsessed with fame and celebrity than ever before, I decided to post it again. Earlier this year, I deleted every social media app on my phone because I...
Humility of the Heart

Humility of the Heart

No matter how many times I’ve read the Bible, whenever I study it, new things emerge that I’ve never noticed before. This happened to me recently while studying Deuteronomy 8.What hit me was not the “what” of the passage but rather the “why.”After God explained to...
Three Perennial Problems the Worshiper Has

Three Perennial Problems the Worshiper Has

A few weeks ago, my son William preached a sermon during our Nashville office devotions on the hymn “Holy, Holy, Holy” and the texts it was based on—Isaiah 6 and Revelation 4. Together these texts teach us about the nature of God and the nature of worship. In...