Ask Pastor John: When Do I Unfollow My Pastor?

When Do I Unfollow My Pastor? When should we unfollow our Christian leaders? When does our loyalty to God override our loyalty to a certain church? We get the question from a listener named Peggy. “Hello Pastor John. I have a burning question for you to answer. As Christians, do we pledge our loyalty to church or to God? And when and how should that line be drawn?”The way I answer Peggy will depend on what she is referring to when she says, “loyalty to church.” Does she mean loyalty to the p … [Read more...]

The Unorthodox Man Podcast: Unorthodox Leadership

[display_podcast]A few months back I took my three sons hiking in a small lagoon by our house. To be honest I wasn’t really sure where we were headed or how long it would take us. My two oldest boys were super bummed that I made them walk outside in the sun light with out an electric device in their hands. Sure they were hiking but they weren’t happy about it.My youngest on the other hand was having a blast. Exploring trees, throwing rocks, looking under bigger rocks for animals, and on e … [Read more...]

Relational Toolshed 4: Resolving Conflict Through Questions with Keith Webb

Resolving Conflict Through Questions with Keith Webb [display_podcast]This week in the “Shed”, our tool of the week is Keith Webb.Keith is the Founder & President of Creative Results Management, Author and Creator of the “COACH” Model, and an International Leadership Development guru. Keith specializes in helping leaders multiply their impact by leading authentically and equipping others as executive and/or life coaches through his professional coaching program. After spending over 2 … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Earnestly Desire the Higher Gifts?

Earnestly Desire the Higher Gifts? The miraculous spiritual gifts, as we read of them in the New Testament, were given to the Apostles and their close associates as signs to authenticate that the Gospel they preached was the Word of God. If the miraculous gifts were a regular thing, they wouldn’t be miraculous. The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with utmost patience, with signs and wonders and mighty works. (2 Corinthians 12:12) God also bore witness by signs and wonders and … [Read more...]

Relational Toolshed: Life Giving Conversations with Jeff Galley

Life Giving Conversations with Jeff Galley [display_podcast]This week’s “Tool of the Week” in the ‘shed is Jeff Galley!.Jeff is a father of three children, husband of an amazing wife Kristi and the author of Conversations: Turn Your Everyday Discussions Into Life-Giving Moments.Jeff is on the leadership team at Life.Church and is the Central Group Leader overseeing the equipping and leadership development for their life groups.Jeff’s book, Turn Your Everyday Discussions Into Life … [Read more...]

Ask Pastor John: Can I Be Faithful to God and Popular at School?

A young listener of the podcast, named John, writes in to ask: “Hello Pastor John! I am in high school. At school I want to be well liked — even thought of as cool — but I’m also very scared that wanting to be popular will lead me into sin. How can I live godly and be well liked?” I am glad he feels that way, because that is right. I think being driven by coolness is deadly. The problem with wanting to be cool in our culture is that cool is almost always defined by the fool. So, it is almost alw … [Read more...]