Al Mohler: Leadership Is the Expression of Conviction

I’m making my way through an exciting new leadership book by my school’s president, R. Albert Mohler, Jr., The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership That Matters (Bethany House, 2012). It is a terrific read, full of deep thinking on leadership driven by biblical wisdom and corroborated through historical examples, with a nice sprinkling of [Read More...]

Exceptional Leaders: David Petraeus’s Four Big Rules of Leadership

Anytime a general has successfully led military efforts in both Iraq and Afghanistan, you sit up and take notice when they speak about leadership.  I’m reading Paula Broadwell’s new All In: The Education of General David Petraeus (Penguin, 2012) and am really enjoying it.  Petraeus is a pretty unusual human being and leader. Paraphrasing Broadwell, here’s [Read More...]

Swagger Wagons, 9/11 Politics, and Fake Godliness

Denny Burk on “swagger wagons” is worth looking into.  The video he links to will rock your world, particularly when the dad puts on a feather boa and clears his daughter’s tea table.  Nice spoof on the strange and singular genre of rap videos (and strange and singular genre of minivans). ********** Roughly nine years [Read More...]

Winston Churchill, Courage, and Other Unpopular Topics

Recently ran across an excellent little HBO movie on Winston Churchill entitled Into the Storm (2009).  Brendan Gleeson plays the British Prime Minister and won an Emmy for his work.  The movie is not fanciful or complex, but it is compelling and worth your time.  The movie seems to have flown largely under the radar, [Read More...]

Wise Words from Mark Driscoll on “Loads” and “Burdens”

I found this somewhere on the web and thought it was well worth pondering together (does anyone forget where they found content? ).  In the quotations below, pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church (Seattle, Washington) defines what he sees as the difference between a “load” and a “burden” that we carry in our personal [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, November 21, 2008: Keller, Psychotic Kids, and More

1. I saw several Keller articles linked somewhere this week and wanted to share them with you. The series is a few years old (don’t let that in any way deter you from reading) and is called “Advancing the Gospel into the Twenty-First Century.” Parts one, two, three, and four all make for exceptionally provocative [Read More...]

Excerpt Provocateur: Will Mancini’s “Church Unique”

On this new blog, we’re going for bigger and better. I want to update this site more often than I did the old one and keep things really humming along. Here’s a new feature I hope to use often: “Excerpt Provocateur”, which will give an interesting quotation that you (and I) might agree or not [Read More...]

When a Trailer Park is Just Right: On Manhood and the Duty to Provide

“A man who really gets Ephesians 5 is the kind of man who will be willing to work two jobs and live in a trailer to enable his wife to be the primary caregiver of his children.” This line comes from a recent blog post and CBMW journal contribution by Dr. Russ Moore. I appreciated [Read More...]


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