Resolving Conflict (part 2)

Resolving Conflict (part 2)

Over the last couple of days, I have asserted that when Christians fail to resolve conflict, usually one or both parties in the conflict have failed to communicate, compromise, or... Read More »
Resolving Conflict

Resolving Conflict

Last time we talked about irresolvable conflict, and I asserted that three things (not an exhaustive list) can contribute to destructive conflict if left festering and unchecked: a... Read More »
When Conflict Seems Irresolvable

When Conflict Seems Irresolvable

Is there really such a thing as an irresolvable conflict? First let me say that I think almost every conflict between two committed followers of Jesus ought to be able to find... Read More »
Painting a Story (part 3)

Painting a Story (part 3)

If reading helps us to see the story, then writing helps us to communicate the story. Generally I find that I have more to say than I should. What I mean is that if I have done my work... Read More »
Painting a Story (part 2)

Painting a Story (part 2)

After you have a full-color, multidimensional, and textured picture of the text in your mind, you can begin to describe the scene and tell the story. Use descriptive modifiers, active... Read More »
Painting a Story

Painting a Story

One of my best friends just finished his doctorate this spring. He had the opportunity to study with one of the most influential and well-known preachers in the English-speaking... Read More »
Vision Set in Motion

Vision Set in Motion

The following are some of the visions I’ve seen in my years as a pastor and consultant. To grow a church that majors on reaching unbelievers and lapsed churchgoers, with special... Read More »
Widening the Vision

Widening the Vision

How do we get others to embrace, energetically support, or even vote or pay for our vision? Needless to say, it’s slow and important work that needs to be done with love and... Read More »
Vision

Vision

For most of us pastor types, the dreaming-up and subsequent communication of God-sized, biblical, dreams is not the most difficult part of the vision process. For many of us, the most... Read More »
Helping Johnny Read

Helping Johnny Read

Good reading habits are essential for good preaching. Reading is a part of our life and our calling. Here are a few ideas to help you cultivate good reading habits. The first thing I... Read More »
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