Leadership and Competition

Leadership and Competition

 In reference to a news story from California I posted a column on The Leader’s Notebook (The Slaughter in Arroyo Valley – 01/21/15) which was somewhat controversial. Indeed, I knew it would be. I hope you will read it again or for the first time as the case may...
Apostolic Conflict

Apostolic Conflict

      Imagine a scenario in which two widely known and well respected ministerial leaders have a serious conflict over which associate to hire, so serious in fact that they end their professional association and go their separate ways. Each then hires his own...
Mission, Vision, and Energy

Mission, Vision, and Energy

First of all, I’m not opposed to mission statements. There. I’ve said that.  However, having said it, I hasten to add there is little energy in a mission statement.                           “Loving God, Loving People”                   ...
Leadership in a Storm (2016)

Leadership in a Storm (2016)

In the light of Hurricane Matthew I want to offer some thoughts on: Leadership in a Storm      The seas of human life, so lashed as they are by storms of crisis and controversy, are where real leaders do their duty. Happily-ever-aftering only happens in the movies....
Witches Without Feathers

Witches Without Feathers

When, after a long recess in missions, I came back to pastor again in America, I was asked not infrequently if I was ever afraid in Africa. My answer was always, “Not so desperately or so often as I am now.” If you want to be really afraid, pastor an American...

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