I am daily amazed and inspired at how Rick Warren is being real and yet still faith-full amidst his grief over the suicide of his 27 year old son, Matthew Warren. He could run and hide, but that's not Rick. He could shut the world...

In an occasional series, we've been addressing the issue of insecurity in leadership. Perry Noble came out today with a great list of ways you can determine whether or not you are a leader who struggles with insecurity. Quick disclaimers: We ALL struggle with insecurity when...

It's been a while since I've posted on this issue of insecurity in pastor and leaders. Recently, I read something that Mark Batterson (pastor of National Community Church in Washington DC) wrote about the topic: He wrote: I think influence and insecurity are opposites.  Insecure leaders don’t...

You've probably heard enough about Tiger Woods' sordid lifestyle. I have too. And I have no interest in exploiting any of it. However, I have a lot of interest, for myself and any other Pastor, in learning from it. I have no interest in analyzing Tiger's...

I recently read a great paper available from Leadership Network on how Pastors in their 20's and 30's are dealing with the stress and strain of ministry life. It was an excellent read and encouraging to hear that these guys are thinking much differently than...

What's the difference between a Pastor and a Politician? Both are highly public figures. Both represent something larger than themselves. There are similarities that are eerie and sometimes dangerous, and we could go on and on about them. But there are some important distinctions to...

This past weekend, Pastor Wayne Cordeiro returned to the pulpit for the first time since his recent heart surgery. You can read about that here. This is a great opportunity to observe how a leader returns to ministry after a life-threatening crisis at the same time...