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Don't Omit the Obvious

May 1, 2014 8:00 AM

In Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic movie The Sound of Music, Maria, the new nanny for the von Trapp family, finds that the children don't know how to sing. So she teaches them the musical scale in song: "Let's start...

Part 3: Raising Up Women for Ministry Leadership: Tales from the Trenches

April 17, 2014 8:00 AM

There is no job security in the Kingdom. Jesus promised we'd have both trouble and blessings. He said that we could ask and receive. He told us not to be fearful or anxious. In fact, Jesus had a great...

Raising Up Women for Ministry Leadership: Tales from the Trenches, Part 1

April 10, 2014 8:00 AM

Vulnerability. Transparency. Authenticity. Words so trail-blazing a scant decade ago are now on the verge of becoming little more than the latest ingredients in a cookie-cutter formula for producing modern-day Christian leaders. Why would I make such an audacious...

Don’t Be Fooled by Counterfeits

March 20, 2014 8:00 AM

Walking beside the Sea of Galilee, Jesus called to four fishermen, "Follow me." Simon and Andrew "left their nets at once and followed him." James and John "followed him, leaving the boat and their father behind." All four responded...

On Taking the New Guy to Lunch

March 17, 2014 8:00 AM

I have great sympathy for the new hires at our church. Our building is a maze of classrooms and closets, navigating IT takes a decade, and recalling names of all our staff is a bit numbing. It’s a big,...

Lead Me On: Discernment for Dummies

March 10, 2014 8:00 AM

Raise your hand if you can get behind a cause called "Discernment Is Not for the Faint of Heart." For honorary president, I recommend Tamar. Tamar was a woman who showed up early in the Bible. She married Judah's...

Godly Decision Making

July 24, 2012 8:38 AM

At some point we are faced with a decision that requires us to make a choice in which we are aware of our desire to discern the will of God in the matter. Now we discover that discernment is...

Discernment as a Way of Life

June 28, 2012 1:53 PM

Discernment is much more than mere decision making; it is, first of all, a habit, a way of seeing that can permeate our whole life. As it makes clear in John 9, it is the movement from seeing things...

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