Hope in the Midst of Uncertainty

Hope in the Midst of Uncertainty

If you’re a leader, you know (or soon will know) that leadership is rewarding but also difficult. Too often people see leaders as solely responsible for both successes and failures (whether fairly or unfairly).To lead well through the inevitable challenges, we have to...
Keeping the Unity of the Spirit

Keeping the Unity of the Spirit

Psalm 133 pushes us to think deeply about unity among believers. Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! People can share theological positions, political opinions, and/or cultural similarities, yet not be united. Individuals can share...
Finding Silence and Solitude

Finding Silence and Solitude

I am in Manila this week for our Every Nation Seminary Residential Intensive with sixty-three students/leaders from twenty-seven nations. When I meet with and hear from these students on topics like global mission and apostolic leadership, I become even more...
Great Leaders Are Great Listeners

Great Leaders Are Great Listeners

As individuals grow in their leadership capacity, it can become easy to ignore the voices of anyone outside the leadership circle. Tragically, the more authority, favor, and power a leader gets, sometimes the less they listen. But many times, the wisdom of God comes...
Choosing the Right Path

Choosing the Right Path

Psalm 1 tells us that there are only two ways to live: “the way of the righteous” or “the way of the wicked.” One way is to be planted near streams of WATER. The other is blown about by the WIND.  Reading Psalm 1 recently, I was reminded of the famous Robert Frost...
What Is the Goal of Preaching and Teaching?

What Is the Goal of Preaching and Teaching?

Last week, I had the privilege of preaching a devotional sermon at our annual Every Nation Seminary faculty retreat, which was held in cabins in the woods near a waterfall about 100K from Nashville (thus my shorts). My goal was to remind our faculty that the...