Published: 6 years ago

Make It Remarkable

Whatever you do, you can do it with flair. If you lead a ministry, there’s a little something extra that will lavish grace on those you’re reaching. If you manage a team, there’s a way you can interact that will build cohesion. If you’re …

Published: 6 years ago

Do For One

Last night in our super-awesome small group, we were going through part four of the super-awesome curriculum our super-awesome small group staff put together. We spent a few minutes talking about a wee little man named Zackeus. Um, Zaccheous. Uh,¬†Zack, and our leader asked …

Published: 6 years ago

Flashback Friday: Jonah Moments

We’re forever on the cusp of cutting edge here at Connective Tissue (the name of this blog. Pay attention.). Three weeks ago I introduced you to Thursday Three For All. Today we begin Flashback Friday. Pretty soon I might do Microwave Popcorn Monday or …

Published: 6 years ago

Thursday Three For All

The T34A is back…three links to stuff I’ve been reading and think might be of some interest to you. Enjoy. Singapore Airport’s extraordinary customer service (thanks to Brad O’Brien for the link) To Do Lists Don’t Work. No, no, NO. Say it ain’t so! …

Published: 6 years ago

Sometimes You Gotta Get It Out(let)

So not too long ago, we sold our house after five years on the market and moved into a rental while we continue to search for just the right Casa Del Franks. Editor’s note: You keep referencing this move. Are you ever going to …

Published: 6 years ago

The Details Nobody Sees

Last fall I had the opportunity to spend a week with about 80 church planters in Nairobi, Kenya. As part of that week’s agenda, I got to tag along on a safari in the northern part of the country. Side note…I’ve avoided telling this …

Published: 6 years ago

Choosing Life

Yesterday was the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, as well as the observation of what the evangelical church refers to as Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. For 19 years of ministry I’ve observed SOHL Sunday. I’ve prayed on it, read scripture for it, …

Published: 6 years ago

Church of Crisco

It’s that time of year again, when college students come back and the 12th day of Christmas is officially over and Summit pastors get a dazed look in their eyes and start muttering near-unintelligible things about what seminary didn’t prepare them for. That’s right: …

Published: 6 years ago

Thursday Three For All

Last week we started T34A, a horribly-named new feature that hands over three links as freely as I’d hand over Peanut M&M’s. (ie, if I had 300 Peanut M&Ms, I’d freely hand over 3 of them to you. If you’re nice. And if you …

Published: 6 years ago

What’s Your Capacity?

Yesterday in our monthly staff meeting, we talked about burnout. Yes, burnout. For pastors. The guys who only work one day a week and whose idea of “a tough day at the office” involves dropping a Leviticus commentary on our foot. But believe it …

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