Leader: Are you Weary in the Wilderness?

God uses the hard realities of life to expose our deepest fears and internal struggles. These experiences make us more self-aware so we can cultivate the spiritual disciplines necessary to lead ourselves and others well. Consider what happened to Moses, the humblest person on earth (Num. 12:3). After the people complained about their misfortunes yetContinue reading “Leader: Are you Weary in the Wilderness?”

Too Close to Home: Why Charleston Matters to All of Us

On the one year anniversary of the Charleston Massacre, I had the opportunity to share my reflections with Christianity Today The Local Church alongside: Patricia Raybon who wrote about “Charleston and the Resilience of Wednesday Night Church,” Dawn Araujo-Hawkins who shared “What It Means to Burn Down a Black Church,” and Derek Rishmawy who contributedContinue reading “Too Close to Home: Why Charleston Matters to All of Us”

A Desperate Need: The Way of Heart

The Way of the Heart: The Spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers Why I picked up this book: This book was required reading for one of my leadership courses in seminary. Because of the some of the spiritual disciplines shared in it, I have revisited it several times since. During this difficult time inContinue reading “A Desperate Need: The Way of Heart”