Published: 2 weeks ago

Top Ten Quotes: The Power of Moments

I have one rule when it comes to Chip and Dan Heath books: if they write one, I read it. It’s a simple as that. Made to Stick is a must-read for anyone who teaches, writes, or speaks in any capacity. Decisive is good for anybody who ever needs …

Published: 1 month ago

Top Ten Quotes: How To Lead When You’re Not In Charge

I don’t pre-order a lot of books. But when I heard Clay Scroggins’ interview on the Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast, I knew this was a book I needed to read. Clay’s approach trends towards those leaders who are frustrated in their role. I want …

Published: 2 months ago

Top Ten Quotes: The Service Culture Handbook

We’re currently in the middle of a reboot of our church staff guest services training. That’s not just training the people who are in charge of first impressions at a campus level…that’s everyone who leads anyone who parks cars, rocks babies, writes curriculum, leads small groups, …

Published: 3 months ago

Top Ten Quotes: The Simplest Way to Change the World

I’ve been on a bit of a “neighboring hospitality” kick lately, and Jesus has used several books – including Next Door As It Is In Heaven – to drive a bit o’conviction into my get-inside-and-shut-the-door selfish nature. That’s why I was excited to see the …

Published: 3 months ago

Top Ten Quotes: Prayer

At first glance, you might think you’re reading a blog post about personal quotes from personal prayers. Nah. I’ll save you all of my “bless all the missionaries” and “traveling mercies” and “hedges of protection” and just jump straight to another guy’s quotes. When …

Published: 4 months ago

Top Ten Quotes: Less Chaos. Less Noise.

In 2010 a friend handed me a copy of Kem Meyer’s Less Clutter. Less Noise. What was written as a book on church communications turned into a spiritual gut-check for me. I was reminded that it is all too easy to hide behind calendars and inboxes …

Published: 5 months ago

Summer Reading List: 2017

Summer time is catch-up-on-your-reading time. Here are ten picks I’d like to offer up if you have an Amazon gift card burning a hole in your pocket.   Awe: Why It Matters For Everything We Think, Say, and Do, Paul Tripp. Standard Tripp fare …

Published: 6 months ago

Top Ten Quotes: The Curious Christian

I wasn’t curious about Barnabas Piper’s third book. Or I suppose I should say: I wasn’t curious about curiosity. As a guy who is rapidly approaching middle age, I didn’t think I could qualify as curious anymore. My childhood habits of kicking over a …

Published: 6 months ago

Top Ten Quotes: Creativity, Inc.

I first read this fantastic book when in came out in 2014. We recently re-read a portion of it for our staff meeting, which has generated new ideas and practices for some of our workflows. As the president of Pixar Animation and Disney Animation, …

Published: 7 months ago

Top Ten Quotes: Next Door As It Is In Heaven

There has been no lack of “love your neighbor” books in recent years. I’ve read a few of them, because – to be transparent – I’m not very good at loving (or in some cases, knowing) my neighbors. What I love about the new genre …

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