I started a series of leadership lessons from Peter a couple of weeks ago. You can read the first lesson here. The next lesson from Peter is: Leaders ask questions. When searching for a leader, John MacArthur encourages looking for a person who asks a lot of questions.Peter was definitely a man who asked a … Continue reading Leadership Lessons from Peter – pt.2
(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?
I plan to share some leadership lessons from the life of Peter over the next few blog posts. The first lesson from Peter is: A willingness to learn and change. For all of his brashness and boldness, Peter was willing to learn and change. This humility made him one of the best leaders we can emulate … Continue reading Learning from Peter – pt. 1
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).
My father bought a small 14’ aluminum fishing boat when I was a boy. I remember it had a 20-horse outboard motor on it so it could move pretty fast on the calm waters of Lake St. Clair in Michigan. I loved sitting in the bow when dad would crank up the throttle and feel … Continue reading Rowing Alone
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
My wife and I listened to a sermon yesterday about Sabbath rest. Here is the link to the sermon if you are interested in listening to it as well. I highly recommend it. If you do listen to it, you will find helpful reminders about what Sabbath is, why we need it, and how to … Continue reading Sabbath Rest
I’ve had plenty of people say that to me in the course of a conversation. When that happens, I (sometimes successfully) try to suppress the urge to interrupt them and say, “Ah, but you are a theologian!” Theology is simply the attempt to understand what God has revealed about Himself. It is the study of … Continue reading “I’m no theologian…”
It’s been a few weeks since I posted on this blog due to my trip to India. As I get back into the swing of things, I wanted to share a brief, yet inspiring story from Church History. It’s about a man named Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556). Cranmer was at one time the Archbishop of Canterbury … Continue reading Learning from Church History: Thomas Cranmer
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