A yearlong experiment

A yearlong experiment

I conducted an experiment for one year (although with humans, not guinea pigs). The goal was to not answer people’s questions directly, but to first ask, “What do you think?” I would listen, summarize without evaluating or interpreting. Then I’d invite them to...
Strongholds vs. stronghabits

Strongholds vs. stronghabits

Are certain sins or struggles in your life strongholds? Or are they stronghabits? A stronghold has a spiritual component to it. There is more spiritual warfare involved and we need to pray (and receive prayer) for deliverance. Some other areas of our lives may look...
You can’t do change alone

You can’t do change alone

By guest blogger Dave Wasemann of www.visionteam.info When you’re balancing leading a local congregation with a deficient budget and angry people, ministry can get ugly fast. You need a bigger perspective, that calm divine company that directs your eyes upward. When...
D + V + CA = C

D + V + CA = C

Dave Wasemann, of www.visionteam.info has been walking mainline pastors through my latest book, The Missional Journey. He has developed a protocol of involving people in a study of the book for a few months, then meeting with them once a month for eight months to...
The boat story

The boat story

Many of you have probably heard this story before. It’s an old story, and still one of my favorites– it marked a significant turning point in my ministry. Someone reminded me the other day of how powerful this story was for them when they heard it, which made me...
Of making many books there is no end …

Of making many books there is no end …

Here’s something a lot of people don’t know about me. Throughout my 30+ years of ministry, I’ve poured the vast majority of the money I’ve received directly back into more resource development. I like the fact that when people coach with me, they’re not just gaining...