Why I Left Your Seeker-Friendly Church

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It’s not you. It’s me. That’s why I left your seeker-friendly church.At least that’s what I’m telling everyone. Just to be polite.I know I should just be honest, being a Christian and all, but I’d rather not feel like an evangelical outcast if I can help it. It’s bad enough that I haven’t renewed my subscription to Christianity Today (If we could just keep that between us, I’d appreciate it).But truth be told, I just don’t get what this seeker-friendly church stuff is all about. … [Read more...]

I’m Bored. There’s Nothing to Do in Atlanta

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I almost laughed right then and there when the Subway sandwich artist said it.My lovely bride and I were exploring options in Atlanta last fall during the Catalyst conference and had stopped for a quick bite. Because we were considering moving to Atlanta at the time, we asked the man with the disposable gloves what he thought of Atlanta."There's nothing to do in Atlanta," he replied, matter-0f-factly. Had I been eating, I would have choked on a mouthful salami and banana peppers. Here he … [Read more...]

The Isolationist Immigration Gospel of the Evangelical Immigration Table

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Although I have great respect for many of the evangelical leaders who signed on to the original letter from the Evangelical Immigration Table, I have a few problems with how the evangelical label is being exploited for political gain. You can read some of my thoughts on that here.I had some hopes that we might actually see meaningful immigration reform early on in the process. [ See my post Immigration 2.0: I Want to Believe! ]I still haven't given up hope, but I am far more aligned with … [Read more...]

How to Be Known as a Hero

Privileged to have my thoughts on leadership featured with my friends at Catalyst. The beginning of the post follows. Visit the site with a click here to read the post in its entirety.  It’s hardwired into all of us. At least I hope it’s not just me.I feel it deep down where stuff really matters. I’m talking about that desire be known as a hero.As a Catalyst leader pondering how you want to be known, I’m thinking you probably want to be known as a hero, too. What It takes to Be … [Read more...]

Why Christian Culture Is Unthinkable in the Western World

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This is a guest post from my friend, Dr. P. Andrew Sandlin, President of the Center for Cultural Leadership. This post is an excerpt from his brief but transformational new book Christian Culture: An Introduction. It is essential reading to understand "what Christian culture was, how we lost it, the high price we've paid for losing it,  and what we can do to create a new Christian culture." Follow his blog here. Today we live in a radically secular culture.Secularization does not mean that … [Read more...]

6 Tips to Disciple a Student’s Heart and Create Your Dream Classroom

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Pleased to feature a guest post by my friend Linda Kardamis as I travel. Linda is a gifted teacher and writer passionate about helping teachers be more effective in Christian education. She blogs at Teach 4 the Heart and can followed on Twitter and Facebook. This post contains an excerpt from her new e-book Create Your Dream Classroom. Visit her site now for a chance to get a copy of it for free! Sometimes classroom discipline deals with the little things – talking in class, being tardy, or not … [Read more...]

Fear of Failure: Why It’s Essential to Success

Pleased to have my thoughts on failure -- and why we must fear it if we want success -- featured with my friend Skip Prichard. The beginning of the post follows. Visit his site with a click here to read the post in its entirety. If you fear failure, you are not alone. A quick Google search reveals countless resources to help you overcome the fear of failure. Certainly, an unhealthy fear of failure can paralyze us and destroy the culture of the teams we lead. But the lack of any fear of failure c … [Read more...]

Why We Should Teach Ethics in Our Public Schools

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This is a guest post by my friend Tor Constantino. He is a former journalist, has an MBA, and works in public relations where he has directly reported to several CEOs in his career. He lives near Washington, D.C. with his wife and three children. You can read his blog and follow him on Twitter. During my career, I’ve had the privilege of reporting directly to seven different CEOs at various Fortune 500 companies. One of the best was a gentleman by the name of Joseph Clayton.In addition to be … [Read more...]


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