Saturday Rewind: Our Ship Is About To Sail
Last Sunday night Theresa and I booked a cruise that leaves tomorrow. The story is a pretty cool one, but you will have to wait until Monday to hear it… I promise it is worth it. While I finish doing my laundry, buying sunscreen, and packing my bags check out what went on during the week that was:
- Guest Post: Take a (Spiritual) Hike
My friend Gregg Farah is a pastor, writer, and all around great guy. He has a passion for discipleship, and helping followers of Christ more fully pursue the calling on their lives. Today is a big day for Gregg as he is launching his next book project. You really need to check it out, and buy a copy (or three) for everyone you know. If you want to climb Mount Everest, professional trekking services costs [...]
- The Church Planting Spouse
Two weeks ago at Exponential Paul Williams, from The Orchard Group, said something profound: “a church tends to reflect the personality of the Lead Pastor’s wife.” Think about that for a minute. Today I was sitting in the first day of Redeemer City to City’s Urban Church Planting Coach training when the importance of caring well for the church planter’s spouse came up. As we spoke, Tami Resch briefly explained the findings of a recent study done [...]
- What Are You Most Proud Of?
I recently had a conversation where I was asked “when you look back over your years in ministry, what are you most proud of?” Yesterday, while grabbing lunch with a friend, I had the opportunity to hear a story of one of my former students and what happened to a family when she decided to step out and love a friend of hers to Jesus. As my friend was telling the story I was excited [...]
- My Name Is My Name
Proverbs 22:1 puts it simply: A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. Every afternoon I receive a series of Google Alerts. Some of them are looking for stories on the church and leading well, but some of them are based on my name, and variations of it. Last week, one of my alerts unearthed something disturbing: Matthew Steen was the antagonist of a fan fiction story [...]
What did YOU learn this week?