Browsing All Posts filed under »Ministry & Leadership«

Disunity in Christ | Reflections & Notes

September 3, 2018

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Christena Cleveland. Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces That Keep Us Apart. IVP Books, 2013. (220 pages) Reflections Reading this book was an exercise in feeling a continuous sense of despairing hope. First, this book was published in 2013, which means Cleveland has been writing and speaking about this issue for over five years. Along with […]

Global Leadership Summit 2018 | Live Notes & Concluding Thoughts & Reflections

August 9, 2018

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[The following are notes taken live. I take responsibility for any misquotes or lacunae.] Tom DeVries Opening SESSION 1: Craig Groeschel Leadership is about trust and influence. You. Are. A. Leader. [Craig Groeschel then addresses that “he is not Bill Hybels.”] I just have to say as a friend to this church and this organization, […]

Costly Grace | Review & Notes

July 29, 2018

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Rob Schenck. Costly Grace: An Evangelical Minister’s Rediscovery of Faith, Hope, and Love. Harper, 2018. (324 pages) Review I really love this book, for several reasons. First, the question that is American Evangelicalism–what it has become, and why it continues in the form that it does–is arguably at its most challenging moment in the movement’s history. […]

The Power Paradox | Review & Notes

July 7, 2018

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Dacher Keltner. The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence. Penguin Books, 2016. (196 pages) REVIEW This is perhaps one of the most important books I’ve read on the behavioral sciences, a thesis that has the potential to transform virtually everything about human relationships. Keltner’s work and explication of that research is surprisingly simple. As […]

Organizational Health Summit | Notes

May 10, 2018

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I attended and participated in the very first Organizational Health (OH) Summit hosted by The Table Group and Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business. Heading the OH Revolution is Patrick Lencioni, a New York Times best-selling author and according to the Wall Street Journal, “one of the most in-demand speakers in America.” Patrick is […]

eChurch Summit 2018 | Reflections & Notes

February 16, 2018

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https://echurch.com/summit/ We love Elevation Church. – Overheard pre-conference conversation. REFLECTIONS In full transparency, I did not attend this conference to attend, to learn, to grow, to personally develop, to learn how to use social media better, or to enhance my leadership. I attended to critique it. Why? Over the past several years, I have been seeking deeper […]

The 10 Toughest Questions We Get, By Bill and Melinda Gates | Letter & Reflections

February 13, 2018

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Our 2018 Annual Letter: The 10 Toughest Questions We Get February 13, 2018 By Bill Gates and Melinda Gates We are outspoken about our optimism. These days, though, optimism seems to be in short supply. The headlines are filled with awful news. Every day brings a different story of political division, violence, or natural disaster [or […]