Published: 2 weeks ago

Top Ten Quotes: More is More

It’s no surprise that businesses have a “me-problem.” They tend to build systems and infrastructures that make life easier for those that work at the company rather than those who do business with the company. That means that it’s a war of me: the me of those …

Published: 4 weeks ago

2018 Year in Review: Books

No self-respecting blogger, Facebooker, or Twitterer can let the end of a calendar year elapse without waxing eloquently about their top ten lists. This year, I have two. The posts list is coming next week, but for today, I want to talk about the top …

Published: 1 month ago

Top Ten Quotes: No Silver Bullets

As ministry leaders, we tend to want quick fixes. We put a lot of stock in reading a book and then making sweeping changes as a result. We like to go to conferences and come back with ideas on how to change our ministry …

Published: 2 months ago

Top Ten Quotes: Liturgy of the Ordinary

I tackled Tish Harrison Warren’s Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life as a part of my summer reading list. I’ll admit: some of the books on that list were difficult to work through and took a little more effort. Liturgy of the Ordinary was …

Published: 3 months ago

Top Ten Quotes: What’s Best Next

I realize that I am way, way, way behind in reading one of the most popular books from a couple of years yore, which is ironic since it is a book on – of all things – getting things done. But you know what, better late …

Published: 4 months ago

Top Ten Quotes: No Little Women

Earlier this year I told you that one of my summer reading goals was to read more “non-white guy” voices. I asked you – the reader – for suggestions of your favorite authors and books, and you came through in a big way. I …

Published: 5 months ago

Top Ten Quotes: The Come Back Effect

There were two books released in 2018 that I was insanely excited about. One was…ahem…well, you know. But the other might have edged out my excitement just a tiny bit more, if for no other reason than the cover doesn’t make me dizzy if …

Published: 7 months ago

Top Ten Quotes: None Like Him

I just wrapped up None Like Him: 10 Ways God is Different from Us (And Why That’s a Good Thing) by Jen Wilkin. And…wow. What a refreshing, focused, renewed look at the character of God. Jen delivers the goods chapter after chapter, inviting the reader to …

Published: 8 months ago

Summer Reading List 2018: Mine.

Yesterday I offered up ten books I think you should try reading this summer. Today, I’d like to share my own stack that I’ll be working through. But before I get to the list, let me tell you how I got to the list: …

Published: 8 months ago

Summer Reading List 2018: Yours.

It’s summatime, summatime, sum-sum-summatime. And summatime means catch-up-on-your-reading time. Seriously, what are beaches, back porches, and poolsides for if not to break out your paperback or Kindle and make yourself smarter? (And don’t say “for swimming and socializing.” That’s just crazy talk.) Here’s a …

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