Every critic is your friend.

This is simply a fantastic word by Craig Hamilton, author of Wisdom in Leadership: the how and why of leading the people you serve. Every critic is your friend. They might not realize that, but they are. Whether they give you criticism with love and care or criticize you out of hatred while trying to tear…

“I was a pastor addicted to porn” Garrett Kell. Read, reflect and pass on.

This brother who wrote this is marked with a gospel security, humility, clarity and power that is deeply encouraging, challenging and refreshing. This is a POWERFUL word from this pastor on many, many levels…confession, speaking the truth in love, accountability, sin, repentance, the power of the gospel, humility, husbandry, pastoring, etc. I can’t say enough…

If it is hard to accept a rebuke, even a private one, it is harder still to administer one in loving humility – D. A. Carson

Carson’s statement begs the question, “how do you give a rebuke in loving humility?” David Mathis in his book Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus Through the Spiritual Disciplines gives seven steps we can work towards giving a rebuke that is biblical/Jesus-honoring. Check your own heart first. Seek to sympathize. Pray for restoration. Be quick. In my opinion,…

7 Things Which Weaken Good Leadership by Ron Edmondson

Ron’s website is a resource I regularly read and take to heart. His wisdom and humility will serve you well. This is a great post on things which weaken leadership. Original post can be viewed here. There are times I’m a better leader than other times. Sometimes this is my fault. Other times the cause…