10 Reasons Your Church Can’t Keep a Pastor

What marks most pastors who speak with us is their brokenness.  In every case, pastors resigning from their churches are broken, beaten, and discouraged. Pastorless churches are a paradoxical development in the United States. While plenty of clergy abound in the US, fifteen hundred pastors leave the ministry each month due to moral failure, spiritual burnout, or contention […]

Look Down, Look Around, Live Life

Years ago living in South Africa, a friend of mine came to visit.  At that time, both of us were young, fit, and strong.  We decided to spend a few days hiking in the Drakensberg Mountains in KwaZulu, Natal.  Having hiked this range a number of times I chose the beautiful Amphitheatre in the Northern […]

The Key to Leadership – When the Enemy of Your Enemy is Yourself

Nestled into a cozy corner at a well-known family restaurant, we looked forward to a nice Sunday afternoon lunch.  With our food and drink order completed, we began a long anticipated conversation. This is one of my favorite times; just Kathy and me talking.As we began, a conversation at the next table intrigued me. “You’re doing it again, aren’t you,” Kathy […]

Ebola – How Shall We Then Fear?

Ebola, “Should we be afraid?”  Many are fearful judging by all the reaction.  As I try to work through this issue, I ponder some thoughts. Ebola is real.  And, fear of this tragic disease is equally as real. Every day the threat appears to grow worse.  What can we do? What should we do?  Should we […]