Three notable articles I read this week: Pew Research Center – Millennials overtake Baby Boomers as America’s largest generation. We knew it was coming. It’s now official. The Telegraph – Bright flash of light marks incredible moment life begins when sperm meets egg. Life and light are inextricably linked, even at the moment of conception. Mark Byrnes – When art photography and old baseball cards collide. I enjoy art; I collect baseball cards. Baseball cards as art? Yes!   Three Read more [...]
  Both curious and caring leaders ask about followers or subordinates. Both curious and caring leaders inquire about those who are not acting normally. An illness, family issue, or work-related problem should raise a leader’s level of awareness about a particular individual, especially in the church. Both the curious leader and the caring leader exhibit good management skills when inquiring about followers experiencing difficulties. All leaders should ask about followers. Ignorance stemming Read more [...]
Three notable articles I read this week: Jamie Brown – When your congregation isn’t singing: 15 questions. Most churches struggle with congregational singing, which means this article is most likely relevant to you. As a supplement to Jamie’s article, you can also listen to this podcast with Mike Harland about congregational singing. Scott Douglas – When HBR met Scripture. “Remember leaders, our capacity to lead and influence others starts and ends with a hard look in the mirror Read more [...]
  My guest blogger today is Dr. Jeremy Roberts, lead pastor at Church of the Highlands in Chattanooga, TN. You may read his blog and listen to his leadership podcast at JeremyRoberts.org.   Church of the Highlands is a replant of the former Highland Park Baptist Church in downtown Chattanooga. How did you go about starting a new church plant out of a former mega-church? When I became the pastor of the church, we were on the verge of closing, due to such a high debt load ($3.1M) Read more [...]
  Three notable articles I read this week: Jamie Dew – Teaching your kids about the value of work. “Most adults have a very low view of work and they end up passing it on to their kids. Unless we want kids who are lazy and ungrateful, we should do everything we can to help them see the value and goodness of work.” Ed Stetzer – Five observations in the new era of Christian networks – and what denominations need to learn. “Ultimately, networks are growing because people are being Read more [...]