The Power of a Confessing Community

Last week, an elder of a different congregation called for some advice on a situation he was facing, and that conversation turned into a wonderful, broader conversation on the function of elders in church and the dynamic between elders and ministers. That discussion brought to mind something I had read in this book by Paul … Continue reading The Power of a Confessing Community

How the Crucifixion & Resurrection Display The Wisdom of Jesus

As we make our way to Easter Sunday this week, I share the following section of Tim Keller's new book on the resurrection of Jesus... Jesus' death and resurrection not only brings in salvation but also constitutes the ultimate refutation of the world's wisdom. Let's do a thought experiment. Assemble some business and political consultants … Continue reading How the Crucifixion & Resurrection Display The Wisdom of Jesus

What the Church Does

Here's an important article from John Whittaker... I was having a conversation about Matthew 28:19–20 and the mission of the church with two men who had Bible College degrees and a decade’s worth of ministry behind them. And like so many pastors today, they had misunderstood that well-known text. They thought the Great Commission was … Continue reading What the Church Does

4 Observations about Leaders

In my role as a leadership and performance development facilitator/trainer with Oklahoma Human Services, I have the opportunity to have regular conversations with leaders from all across the state. These leaders are smart, capable, passionate, conscientious; and they perform very important tasks with a high level of competency and character. But they are also tired. … Continue reading 4 Observations about Leaders