Leadership: “Hello, It’s Me Again. Are You There?”

Life is full of ups and downs, demands and deadlines, responsibilities and decisions. All of these realities are magnified in the life of a leader. Work, life, ministry, and relationships press in on us as we move from one thing to the next.

We check one item off our To-Do List, run one errand, take one child to a sporting practice, complete one homework assignment, attend one meeting, wouldn’t miss one class at the gym, or one coffee break with a friend, and the list goes on and on. Continue reading “Leadership: “Hello, It’s Me Again. Are You There?””

Natasha’s Study: A “Radical” Introduction

Next Tuesday, September 6, we will begin our chapter-by-chapter discussion of David Platt’s Book, “Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream

 

In a self reflective moment, Platt begins the book with a couple simple questions:

 

Am I going to believe Jesus? Am I going to obey Jesus?

 

My answers to these questions and your answers to these questions can radically change our lives, relationships, churches, schools, communities, and the world.

  Continue reading “Natasha’s Study: A “Radical” Introduction”

‘The Help’ Discussion Reflections: We Are Living Proof

So far we have discussed:

Part 1: Racial Stereotypes and ‘The Help’ from Nicole and Natasha

Part 2: The Pursuit of Interracial Friendships from Nicole and Natasha

Part 3: Is Everyone Welcomed At Your Church from Nicole and Natasha

There is no denying that the racial journey has been long in this country. As I reflect on this discussion, I’m drawn to the opening words of this song inspired by ‘The Help’:

It’s gonna be a long, long journey.

            It’s gonna be an uphill climb

                        It’s gonna be a tough fight.

                                    It’s gonna be some lonely nights,

                                                but I’m ready to carry on.

Continue reading “‘The Help’ Discussion Reflections: We Are Living Proof”