Would Jesus Bomb ISIS? Ask a Stupid Question…

When I proposed a few day ago that ISIS needed the Gospel and a good bombing, several critics pushed back by playing the Jesus card. They declared us as sinners to be analogous to ISIS jihadists, and compared Jesus to the innocent victims of their attacks. A few Facebook comments, for example: Comment 1: This is so away from Jesus I don't even know where to start. Good thing Jesus didn't take this approach when we put him on the cross. Comment 2: Did Jesus keep the legions of angels at bay in t … [Read more...]

Syrian Refugees Test Common Sense, Not Bigotry

We are all bigots now, apparently. Why? Because we don't welcome refugees from Syria into America with open arms when we know ISIS is using them as cover to infiltrate Western nations and kill us.ISIS is creating a crisis -- made worse by our own fecklessness -- and then leveraging it to their advantage.And we are being pressured to let them get away with it by our "compassionate" leaders who lack the courage to act in the face of evil.It is easier to bully us than to bully Islamic … [Read more...]

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...]