Are you a CPS?

(I know I started a series on leadership lessons from Peter last week and said they would continue over the next few posts. However, I wanted to share two statements from a podcast I recently heard. Lessons from Peter will return soon. I promise.) I don’t consider myself a natural leader. You know those types, … Continue reading Are you a CPS?

Clapping in church…or at least nodding your head (and dozing does not count).

I’m currently reading Andrew Peterson’s new book, Adorning the Dark. It is a fascinating inside look into his songwriting process and the journey he has been on the past couple of decades. I have been amazed at how much I am relating to his songwriting process. I’m amazed because if you know me at all, you … Continue reading Clapping in church…or at least nodding your head (and dozing does not count).

Church History Snapshot – Ulrich Zwingli

One cannot think of the Swiss Reformation without Ulrich Zwingli (1484-1531). A son of a prosperous farmer and magistrate, Zwingli became a disciple of Erasmus at an early age. While studying theology at the University of Basel, one of his professors, Thomas Wyttenbach (1472-1526), greatly influenced Zwingli. Wyttenbach had publicly attacked the abuse of indulgences … Continue reading Church History Snapshot – Ulrich Zwingli

Just Say No

Do you remember Nancy Reagan’s war against drugs? “Just Say No!” was the advised response for when offered drugs. Between her campaign and the fire department’s “Stop, Drop, and Roll", I fully expected to be daily offered drugs while spontaneously combusting. I was recently talking with a good friend and mentor. He is about 16 … Continue reading Just Say No