The Task List

Leadership begins with you. How are you leading yourself? I’ve been blessed to work with a number of bright, emerging, young leaders who are keen to sharpen their leadership saws. Over the years, I’ve passed on a bunch of personal development tips that I’ve picked up. I’ve decided to post them here because they keep […]

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Book: You Are What You Love

Are you looking for a biblical understanding of how people change? I recently re-explored James K.A. Smith’s book, You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit. It might be what you’re looking for. But a forewarning: it’s not a quick-and-dirty self-help book, full of quippy mottos or chicken-soup anecdotes. It’s accessible to most readers, […]

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Book: Deep Work

A trusted friend recently recommended this book to me. So I’m paying it forward. If you want to excel in anything – business, the arts, sports, leadership, even ministry – then you need to embrace deep work. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World is compelling, thoughtful, and practical. It will challenge […]

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A Problematic Dichotomy

Many argue that the church in North America is facing a discipleship deficit. We are “a mile wide and an inch deep,” as far as spiritual formation is concerned. If you’ve been kicking around the church the past five years (especially if you’re a Conservative Protestant), you may have heard this broken record skip one […]

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Three Small Church Myths

People join a small church for different reasons. Sometimes their reasons can lead to disappointment because they’re just unobtainable. I’d like to dissect three common myths about the small church. Myth 1: If I go to a small church then I can actually get to know everybody. Unless you have a photographic memory and don’t […]

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