ISIS Needs the Gospel — and a Good Bombing

The safe thing for Christians to say in response to the ISIS attacks in Paris (not to mention the Beirut massacre and the downing of the Russian airliner) is that we need to love everyone -- the victims, their families, and the misguided souls who comprise ISIS.And who can argue with that? Saying we should love everyone is the equivalent of wearing pink to support breast cancer research -- it's the fundraiser no one can take issue with (which may explain why we see it … [Read more...]

H3Leadership by Brad Lomenick: Book Review

I’ve read a lot of leadership books. And by a lot, I mean, a LOT. I have shelves full of John C. Maxwell books which I’ve read and re-read, but Brad Lomenick’s new book H3Leadership still managed to surprise me with its poignant authenticity and hands-on expertise.A common complaint many people have about leaders who write books is that there feels like a disconnect between the words on the page and real life. What you read in the book sounds great, but applying it to reality is a bit tricki … [Read more...]

The New H3 Leadership Book — Q & A with Brad Lomenick, Part 3

I am privileged to host a 3-part Q & A series with my friend Brad Lomenick on his new book H3 Leadership: Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle. Brad is a leadership consultant, speaker, founder of BLINC, and author of The Catalyst Leader — and a really terrific guy who practices what he preaches.As the former president and key visionary of Catalyst, he learned a lot about leadership and reveals a lot in this book about how God prepared him for this next phase of growth he's presently exp … [Read more...]

The New H3 Leadership Book — Q & A with Brad Lomenick, Part 2

I am privileged to host a 3-part Q & A series with my friend Brad Lomenick on his new book H3 Leadership: Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle. Brad is a leadership consultant, speaker, founder of BLINC, and author of The Catalyst Leader — and a really terrific guy who practices what he preaches.As the former president and key visionary of Catalyst, he learned a lot about leadership and reveals a lot in this book about how God prepared him for this next phase of growth he's presently exp … [Read more...]

The New H3 Leadership Book — Q & A with Brad Lomenick

I am privileged to host a 3-part Q & A series with my friend Brad Lomenick on his new book H3 Leadership: Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle. Brad is a leadership consultant, speaker, founder of BLINC, and author of The Catalyst Leader — and a really terrific guy who practices what he preaches.As the former president and key visionary of Catalyst, he learned a lot about leadership and reveals a lot in this book about how God prepared him for this next phase of growth he's presently exp … [Read more...]

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Yes! Free stuff! Who doesn't like that? And when the free stuff helps you in your faith walk -- even better! Now, I'm not talking about those free wristbands everyone has these days or even free air fresheners for your car so you can remember a cool conference for a week or two. I'm talking about faith-building resources valued at $284 -- and I want to give them to you for FREE! See the entire list of FREE stuff with a click here.Here's why:  I think it will help your faith grow … [Read more...]

One Thing Some Republicans and Modern Church Leaders Share

As I pondered a couple of seemingly unrelated things -- Establishment Republicans and Seeker-friendly Church Leaders -- I stumbled onto a similarity between the two -- a lack of moral courage. And a reason why.Establishment Republicans try to be liked by those they deem to be in the middle. They crave the acceptance of supposed Independents who they think are seeking likable, lovable politicians who just want to get along with everyone.They think that these Independent voters want … [Read more...]

Singing in Church with Elvis, Aerosmith, and Bonhoeffer

I once actually stood in church and sang the words, "Blah, Blah, Blah." And no one could tell the difference. No one could hear anything anyways because the music was so loud.  Just being authentic here, but with the lyrics as simplistic as they were, I couldn't even tell the difference.I have to wonder if God noticed.As some of you know from my post Why I've Stopped Singing in Your Church, I struggle to reconcile much of what passes for modern worship music with biblical passages … [Read more...]