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Get Rid of the Bug in Your Light

My friend Jeff told me about his recent visit to the dentist. The checkup went well (no cavities!). The appointment went as expected (the hygienist was prepared and the dentist was on time). The...

Book #2 is Coming Soon!

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. Last year I released my first book, People Are the Mission:...

Leaders, Get Rid of Your Confirmation Bias

You’re familiar with confirmation bias: it’s the tragic phenomenon that occurs “when people would like a certain idea/concept to be true, they end up believing it to be true.” And all of us engage...

Danny Recommends: Podcasts (part three)

Every so often we dip our toes into a series called Danny Recommends:, posts that tip you off to the stuff that I…you know. The recommendations might be products for use in your ministry, resources that...

First-Time Guest Basics

You just landed on an every-once-in-a-while series called Primer Posts, a curated collection of my favorite articles and books on one particular topic. These are the resources I usually point to when people ask about getting...

Save Your Seat for a 2019 Weekender!

On our staff team, one of our plumb lines is we show our work. By that, we mean that we want to help other churches and other church staffs avoid some of the common mistakes we’ve made over...