Calling is Like the Sorting Hat

Calling is Like the Sorting Hat

What is your calling in life? That question can stump a lot of people. Some have tricks and tips to confirm their path. Others will sit and wait for the “voice” of God before moving. Christian calling is kind of like the Sorting Hat in Harry Potter. If you...
Challenges Leading Change in Large Churches

Challenges Leading Change in Large Churches

Pastors often ask me for ways to re-imagine and lead change in declining congregations. They’ll ask something along the lines of, “how do you get people to do, X, Y, or Z?” Be it how to build multi-ethnic communities, realize better discipleship, or...
The Lust for Celebrity Success

The Lust for Celebrity Success

In my upcoming book, Thrive, I discuss a phenomenon that detracts from the success of the contemporary church. It has to do with learning and chasing the story and results of celebrity pastors. I’m not talking only the ones with fame and fortune, I’m...