Category Archives: Leadership

The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill

I’ve been listening to a new podcast called The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill. It describes the unique legacy of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, along with its pastor, Mark Driscoll. The entire life cycle of this church was … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Today, from a Hundred Years Ago

O God of earth and altar,Bow down and hear our cry,Our earthly rulers falter,Our people drift and die; The walls of gold entomb us,The swords of scorn divide,Take not your thunder from us,but take away our pride! From all that … Continue reading

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The Color of Compromise

I just finished reading Jemar Tisby’s book, The Color of Compromise. I first heard about this book last summer. The Staff at Estes Park Leadership Training worked through the material week-by-week as a group. And the book seemed to prompt so many … Continue reading

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Quantifying Comfort Levels

Over the last couple of days, I’ve tried to establish that our decision-making processes — and the tone we use to discuss our decisions — are important. I’ve also attempted to make a biblical case for why Christians should lead … Continue reading

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Masking for a Friend

I try really hard to dismiss judgmental thoughts toward others. But the truth is: I’m not very good at it. One person is masked and gloved and extra-vigilant for anyone stepping within a 10′ radius. And I think: “What’s up … Continue reading

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To Elliot, on the Occasion of His 18th Birthday

Dear Elliot, Happy Birthday! It’s a weird birthday, with everyone ordered to shelter-in-place because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, I’m praying that it can somehow be a Happy Birthday. You’ve brought so much happiness to my life over these last … Continue reading

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