Matthew 7:1 (“Judge Not”) Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means

What is the most quoted Scripture? John 3:16? Romans 8:28? Nope. Through a process of entirely unscientific observation, I have concluded that the single most quoted verse is Matthew 7:1. Or should I say, partially quoted? Maybe misquoted? “Judge not” You can hear it quoted everywhere, from a hipster coffee shop in Portland to aContinue reading “Matthew 7:1 (“Judge Not”) Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means”

One Year Later: A Reflection On Calling, Pastoring, and the Word

Apparently all the cool pastors write a listicle of things they’ve learned in their first year in their role. I have benefitted greatly from some of these. But as I look back on my own first year as a lead pastor, I don’t have a list to offer (which pretty much confirms my suspicion thatContinue reading “One Year Later: A Reflection On Calling, Pastoring, and the Word”

No, Your Church Doesn’t Need “Visionary Leadership” – Proverbs 29:18

If you’ve read any leadership material in your lifetime, chances are you’ve come across references to a mythical creature: The Visionary Leader I say “mythical” because the descriptions of this rare and wonderful being depict a creature that is undoubtedly too magnificent for our plain-Jane reality: “Visionary leaders are the builders of a new dawn,Continue reading “No, Your Church Doesn’t Need “Visionary Leadership” – Proverbs 29:18″