4 qualities of Christlikeness from Sam Crabtree’s book Practicing Affirmation – a veritable goldmine.

  Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash Sam Crabtree in Practicing Affirmation focuses on eight but for this post, I’ll simply and briefly share four. Alertness. No one was more alert than Jesus. Think about the calling of Matthew the tax collector in Matthew 9:9-13. Matthew writes that Jesus saw him sitting at the booth; when individuals (including…

3 simple questions I regularly think about regarding my walk with Jesus.

Photo by Emily Morter on Unsplash Each and every time I attend an event that the North American Mission Board facilitates they submit several questions to participants for the purpose of personal engagement. Too often we hear great content but fail to reflect and intentionally think how we can appropriate certain truths or principles into our lives. Questions…

Jesus, give us more men with high Christian character.

Photo by Jack Sharp on Unsplash Craig Hamilton in his book Wisdom in Leadership: the how and why of leading the people you serve writes, “if the leadership skills are the what of leadership, then character is the why and the how behind that what. Character is king because it’s like the filter through which all of your skills…

Find out which needs your audience finds most compelling, and tap into them – Joe Carter and John Coleman

Heuristics is a fancy name for “rules of thumb” or principles. Joe Carter and John Coleman share several heuristics in their book How To Argue Like Jesus: Learning Persuasion From History’s Greatest Communicator that “illuminate more fully the character of Christ’s communication and can have an enormous impact on the ways in which you communicate with others”…

7 Steps in Giving Correction

How do you offer a correction? A rebuke? First of all, most individuals aren’t thrilled about ever having to do give correction, let alone receive it! And yet there is an expectation in the Bible about giving and receiving correction. To that end. David Mathis in his book Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus Through the Spiritual…

Depression is a malady that has hit close to my heart, as family members and close friends have struggled with it…

Photo by Mario Azzi on Unsplash Depression is “just this detached, meaningless fog where you can’t feel anything about anything.” Depression is a malady that has hit close to my heart, as family members and close friends have struggled with it. Although I’ve personally not battled with intense and pervasive bouts of depression, there have been at times a…