Tagged: Leadership


Leadership Traits Needed by Our Nation’s Leaders

I’m already sick of the constant bickering by political candidates. We have a desperate need for strong leadership in our world today. So what does that type of leadership look like? What characteristics and...


How Not to Make Disciples

I love this video by Francis Chan. It really makes you think about how your church is structured to make disciples.  


Leadercast 2015

For the past five years, I have helped coordinate the Leadercast right here in our hometown of Galax. It has been a great partnership between local small business leaders, church leaders, and Crossroads. My...


The Problem with the Pursuit of Excellence

I recently read an article that made a point that I have been thinking about. Tony Morgan shares It’s possible to obsess about excellence–which is more about the execution–and completely ignore the outcomes. Churches,...


Interesting Links – February 2015 Edition

I haven’t had a chance to do much writing lately, so I have decided to share some great articles with you. I use a web service called Pocket to collect interesting articles online to...


Thoughts From Week 3 of My Sabbatical

The past three weeks have been incredible. It’s amazing how clearly I start thinking when I actually slow down. The image above is our view each night at sunset, so it has been easy...


Thoughts From Week 1 of My Sabbatical

It’s been quiet here on the blog for a few weeks. Preparing for a sabbatical is a lot of work! But now, after a week of rest, I’m starting to unwind and think a little...


Seven Years

It is hard to believe how my life has changed over these past seven years. Today, seven years ago, I started full-time as pastor of Cornerstone. For the 12 years before that, I worked...


A Blogging Milestone: 1000 posts and 1000 comments

mile·stone /ˈmīlˌstōn/ Noun: An action or event marking a significant change or stage in development. This has been a summer of milestones for both me and my family. As an engineer, I became very familiar...



Let me share a little of my past with you. I started serving in part-time youth ministry in 1996. By 2000, I was hooked and I felt God calling me into ministry. Over the...