Should We Measure Ministry By Numbers?

It’s easy to measure widgets, but more difficult to measure a changed heart. So is it a good idea or a bad idea to apply specific measurables to ministry?

You’re Asking the Wrong Questions

Declining churches and organizations try to minimize differences and create agreement. But growth is never built on the basis of minimizing disagreement.

The Future of the World

Numbers of people, nations, economic output and war are all exponentially increasing. What does that mean for the future?

Six Realities to Accept If You Want to Lead with a Vision

First, you must accept a basic reality, which is this: if you have ideas about what you want to do with your position, then you’re a leader. In leadership, a new job is an exciting opportunity because it’s a chance to introduce a strong vision. Vision is essential to leadership. But it doesn’t come without trouble. Here are five realities you must accept if you’re a new leader.

In Art and In Life, What is Character?

Character is the incarnation of story. Every story tells of a character change. Here is how one definition of character, a person in a story, aligns with another definition, the set of values we carry. It all makes sense when seen from the perspective of God’s story.

Under Promise. Over Deliver.

Outcomes trump intentions. It is better to set expectations to a manageable level, which positions your performance in a positive light. This is not manipulation, but rather an honest self-assessment and reasonable communication.