Published: 2 months ago

Flashback Friday: Grow Small Before You Go Big

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   The best ministry leaders are dreamers. Huge visionaries. Think-ten-years-ahead kind of people. They know what the end result should look like, …

Published: 4 months ago

Blessed Are The Hands: My Next Chapter of Ministry

Before you read the following post, take note that the original publication date was April 1. April. First. April Fools Day. Thank you. And carry on.     After decades of dreaming and years of planning, I am excited to finally unveil what’s next for …

Published: 4 months ago

Fan Into Flame the Gifts of God

Paul’s letters to Timothy have to rank among my favorite New Testament writing. Penned from a father in the faith to a young man who is still finding his way in ministry, Paul tenderly, carefully laid out advice to Timothy on how to handle the false teaching that …

Published: 6 years ago

The Great Exchange

My sin. His holiness. My sorrow. His joy. My works. His grace. My shame. His glory. My wounds. His scars. My selfishness. His kindness. My pride. His humility. My self-righteousness. His gift of righteousness. My rebellion. His obedience. My clenched fist. His open hand. …

Published: 8 years ago

Own Your Decision

A couple of weeks back I had a great conversation with Rick Langston, one of our Executive Pastors.  Rick is my “Yoda,” not because he’s so wise, but because he’s kinda old and wrinkly and sometimes has a greenish tint. Editor’s Note: Fire you, …

Published: 8 years ago

Deconstructing Criticism: Ask For It

(This is the last in a five part series. Catch up on the rest of the posts below.) What’s the best way to get criticism?  Ask for it. We ask for it every single week here at the Summit through our guest response cards.  Whenever …

Published: 8 years ago

Deconstructing Criticism: Giving It

(This is the 4th in a five part series. Catch up on the rest of the posts below.) Everyone’s a critic.  Even you.  Especially you.  And yes, there are times when criticism is well-grounded, edifying, and helpful.  However, there are guidelines to follow.  Here …

Published: 8 years ago

Deconstructing Criticism: Using It

(This is the 3rd in a five part series. Catch up on the rest of the posts below.) Do you know why I get criticized sometimes? Because I’m wrong. Sometimes I’m wrong in a really big way.  Sometimes I’m so wrong that even the people …

Published: 8 years ago

Deconstructing Criticism: Receiving It

(This is the 2nd in a five part series. Catch up on the rest of the posts below.) There was a point in my life where I really enjoyed criticism.  It helped me know where I was hitting the mark and where I was missing …

Published: 8 years ago

Deconstructing Criticism

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