Innovation or Memory

Ideation. Think outside the box. Paradigm shift. Imagineering. These buzzwords are all supposed to inspire us to think different and do something new. In the church world there are constant attempts at finding the "new thing" that will work to…

Change the oil

We have a problem in the church today... we don't like to do normal ordinary maintenance. We like to maintain, but not do the work of maintenance. When I was young, my dad did all of the minor and major…

Managing… Me

I readily admit I can be a hothead. I have a temper. It has gotten me into trouble more than once in my life for sure. I am also a control freak. Trust me, these two attributes do not play…

Setting the tone

One of the things that seems overlooked in leadership teachings, seminars, and books is environment. Not "the" environment as far as nature, climate change, etc. I mean culture, tone, experience, feel, the intangibles of all interactions and what it's like…