One of the practices I learned about through my burnout experience several years ago is the importance of getting away regularly for the purpose of clearing my head and heart, being with God, and hearing His voice. It's not as intense as it may sound...

Having been through some pretty rough pastoral transitions over the years, I am saddened by this week's news of further allegations of sexual misconduct in the situation surrounding Ted Haggard and New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I commend Pastor Brady Boyd for his forthright...

Thursday is Christmas Day, and I am as excited about it as anyone gets. I remind our church all through the year how many days are left till Christmas. One thing I've learned over the years though. When we do our Christmas Eve Celebrations on the...

The topic of how a church body handles grief and loss is HUGE for a Pastor. How a Pastor and his/her leadership handle it makes all the difference in the world. News comes from Cincinnati this morning about a tragic accident that occurred during a Christmas...

I was initially going to title this post "Lakeland Revival Learnings", based on the recent revival/renewal/spiritual stirring that took place earlier this year in Lakeland, Florida. The meetings took place under the leadership of evangelist Todd Bentley. They ended when Bentley (who was the primary...

I love "The Purpose-Driven Life". I dig the "Wagner-Houts Modified Spiritual Gifts Inventory". There's not a much more clear tool than the DISC Profile. And when it comes to bare-bones personality information, nothing beats the MMPI for depth of definition. As good as all of that...