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.

Is Technology Changing What It Means to Be Human?

The Eniac Machine

For some time I have believed that in the coming century, the biggest ethical question may be, “What does it mean to be human?” Every time there’s an advancement in biotechnology, like the woman who moved a cursor just by thinking about it, we become one step closer to a gaussian fade on the line between human and computer. Someday, they say, we may all become cyborgs.

One Great Way to Make Your Church More Missional

Simple 1-2minute video clips highlighting the church’s missional activity give the congregation specific handles on where their money is going. They also connect people with ministry activities, advertising what otherwise may never be known; they keep the focus on the world outside the church walls; and if done well, they inspire.