Steve Jobs and Jesus

Steve Jobs and Jesus

“Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dead at 56.” Two minutes ago I read those words on Yahoo! news. Blinked slowly. Felt my stomach turn. Wow. It’s no secret that I’m an Apple fanboy. Two of my kids have iPod touches. My wife and I sport iPhones. I...
Who’s job is it to dream?

Who’s job is it to dream?

Who’s job is it to dream about the church? Pastors, obviously, need to dream about the church. We need to be captured by God’s “I have a dream” speech found sprinkled like cayenne pepper throughout scripture. We need to breathe it, eat it,...
Leading and following, part 2

Leading and following, part 2

Yesterday I demonstrated that the Bible shows us that people need to be led. People—you— need to be led. We all do. Let that sink in. My firm belief is this: People are either leading, coasting, drifting, or following. This is why God continually raises up leaders. If...

Lead me.

I need to be led. Because Jesus says so. Because he gifts leaders to lead. Because he commands me to submit to the leaders he has placed in my life. And because I cannot possibly be perfectly well rounded. I have blind spots. I have weaknesses. I have issues I have no...