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Leadership

The Evidence for the Resurrection

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Yesterday I had the opportunity to share in a portion of our Easter celebration at the Altria theater. Part Ted talk, part visual storytelling–we combined graphics, music and text to present evidence for the resurrection of Jesus. It was a labor of love and great teamwork–here’s a picture from rehearsal. I’ll post video from the service when it’s available. At the end–some of us come to faith by feeling–but for others, we need the…

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Principles of Leadership Success

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Hey friends! I don’t know about you, but the beginning of the school year is full of possibilities but always spins me upside down–and we are in the midst of that this week! These are the kind of weeks where I have to put all my emotions in timeout and just do life–it’s not the week to evaluate my purpose, figure out what’s wrong or make sweeping statements about what needs to…

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The Cloud You Didn’t Know You Needed

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I’m a sucker for the Olympics. I love it ALL. I love the pageantry and the uniforms and the human interest stories. I love watching random events and I convinced a friend of mine that we absolutely could qualify for the modern Pentathlon if we trained hard enough. Note: the modern pentathlon involves fencing someone, and then jumping in a pool and swimming 200 meters, jumping on a horse that you…

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Decisions.

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This is the last post in a series On why I’m Becoming a Pastor. You’ll want to start here. If God wanted me to be a pastor, why didn’t he make me a man? I’ve thought that so many times. I’ve thought it as a question, as an argument. I’ve prayed it with defiant anger and I’ve prayed it with sad frustration. I’ve prayed into the mystery of it for…

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Enter Doubt.

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This is part three of a series called “On Why I’m Becoming A Pastor.” You’ll want to start reading here first. One of Doubt’s strongest assets is her timing. She stays quiet for me until a decision is made, until a direction is set, and then she begins. She is relentless. She’s like a friend at the movies who whispers constantly in your ear, commentating the whole thing. But Doubt…

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The Diversion

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This is part two of a series. Start here first. I wore a blue sweater dress and black flats with a big bow on the toe. We stood in a receiving line and I locked hands with hundreds of people, who congratulated us kids like we had done something to deserve it; somehow because our dad was being promoted also promoted us. I remember thinking how important it felt to be…

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On Why I’m Becoming A Pastor.

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  Fifteen years ago this month, I sat in the back row of a nondescript classroom and thought I don’t belong here.  Nearly everyone else in the room was at least ten years older than me, and male. I loved the professor and loved what he said even more. He talked passionately about the church, about her story, about our story in it. I was captivated. I was captured by the story. I know…

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Weekly Roundup

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Want a free book? Check out my video interview with Perspectives Mom: “If we focus on what we don’t have and what we think we deserve, we will miss the great creative ways that God is reaching out to us every day.” Here’s my heart on reading the Bible over at Gifted for Leadership: “The vibrancy and importance of God’s Word compels us to engage both head and heart, both…

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The Way the World Works

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When you leave your world behind, you learn things. That’s always true, even if it’s a quick trip to visit a friend in another state or a long trip across the world. This trip was about an experience that changes our own little view of the world–and I was the facilitator for our young leaders at Hope in the Praxis program. For all of us, life becomes familiar–quick. In that…

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Some quick updates

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The Praxis program, the ministry residency program I direct for leaders interested in vocational ministry, is now accepting applications. If you or someone you know is interested in coming to work for a dynamic church with a creative, entrepreneurial staff that works hard to find creative and relational ways to introduce people to Christ, then please apply! All the details you need are on the website, and find out more…

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