Leadership Must Involve Encouragement

One of my favorite leadership expressions says that if you think you’re leading people but no one is following, you’re not leading – you’re just taking a walk. A surefire way to get people to stop following is to be demanding and correct them constantly without offering profuse encouragement. As Mark Chanski says in his…

Theological Triage, Yes. How about Emotional Triage, Too?

There are these moments. These situations where your conversation enters into the realm of debate. The disagreement is clear. Debate ensues. You hold one position, your friend another.  On the inside, you are convinced of your position. You have studied the issue, read your Bible, formulated careful conclusions, and are ready to stand your ground.…

Managing Disagreements: How can we love God and love people even when we disagree?

In this episode, Jonathon and Dustin sit down and chat about how we could manage our disagreements in more God-honoring and people-loving ways. Disagreements are common to human existence. Given the reality of sin, disagreements often lead to relational conflict. In order to thoughtfully head towards heaven in ways that glorify God and love those…