What would Francis Asbury have done when faced with the #PewReport ?

Thanks to Christian History Institute for letting me reprint this. If you get CHI’s daily emails about this day in Christian history, you won’t have missed the fact that the June 4 quote is from a very popular person around here lately—Francis Asbury.  In it, he bemoans the state of religion in New England, at [Read More…]

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Groups help us go fast; teams help us go far

Most people participate in some form of a team or group on a regular basis. This happens through recreation in the realm of sports and clubs. This happens on the job as people come together to get things done within organizations. Although you likely have been part of both groups and teams in the past, [Read More…]

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Leadership and the discipline of silence

In this speedy world of words, leaders must learn how — and when — to use them, writes a Duke Divinity School New Testament scholar. This post was first published in Faith and Leadership.   We are awash in words. Never before in the history of the human race have so many words been so [Read More…]

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How should I choose a career?

  Today most career counselors and well-meaning friends would respond to this question with: What are you good at? What do you love to do? What’s your personality type? Where do you want to live? What kind of lifestyle do you want? These are good, normal questions. Yet I have to wonder, are the goals [Read More…]

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One of the most strategic things pastors can do

Faith, work, and economics integration is one of the most strategic things you can invest in as a pastor. We all spend more waking hours at work than in any other single activity, so to put that off to the side is beyond unstrategic; it seems like almost a dereliction of duty as pastors. That’s [Read More…]

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Give me something better

This post is reprinted from Marion Be The Change, a community development and advocacy organization in Marion, IN “aimed at giving those living in poverty a voice, while seeking tangible solutions to improve their lives.”  The organization focuses on talking seriously with those in poverty to hear their own stories and suggestions. Check out some [Read More…]

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