A Warning for Self-Serving Leaders

Ezekiel 34:1-10 Human one, prophesy against Israel’s shepherds. Prophesy and say to them, The LORD God proclaims to the shepherds: Doom to Israel’s shepherds who tended themselves! Shouldn’t shepherds tend the flock? You drink the milk, you wear the wool, and you slaughter the fat animals, but you don’t tend the flock. (CEB) Ezekiel 34:2-3 [Read More…]

Good Leaders Listen, God Help Me Be Good

A few months ago, I was asked to lead The High Calling through an incredibly painful change. All of our editorial systems would need to change. All of our editors would need to approach their work differently. Even worse, the change was uncertain. I didn’t know if it would work. I didn’t even know if [Read More…]

[VIDEO] How Do You Define Leadership?

I used to think a leader was the one person in the room with authority to get other people to do stuff. But that didn’t feel complete. Then I defined as leader simply as someone who has people following them. That didn’t seem like enough either.

Additionally, it always seemed like people needed special qualifications to be a leader. Wrong again. [Read more…]

God Calls Us to Be Leaders Wherever We Are

My wife Debra and I were sitting on a park bench overlooking a small lake. We were having our morning coffee and talking about the day ahead—the ordinary stuff of life. When our two daughters’ names came up, Debra suddenly paused and got a faraway look in her eyes.

After a long silence she said: “My job… [Read more…]