On Church Multiplication

How does the church grow? What does it look like when God multiplies a church? What’s a good biblical example?

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Bubble-ology: Three Ways to See Beyond Our Bubbles Without Bursting Them

We all live in bubbles. The person most blinded to this fact is the one who denies it most adamantly. None of us like to have our bubbles pressed, and certainly we don’t want to see them popped. But we all need to learn to see beyond the spheres that encompass our lives. Here are three lies our bubbles tell us and how we can begin to see beyond them.

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Pro Bono

Pro Bono is a Latin term meaning “for the good.” This expression came to mind as I read an essay by G.K. Chesterton comparing two groups of people: the miserly and the thrifty. Thrift, Chesterton argues, is a virtue while the miserly life is miserable.

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On Leading Without a Title

How can you lead without a title? That’s the topic I was recently asked to speak on at a leadership event for college and high school students. What does it look like to lead from the middle of the pack?

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Eggs & Incandescent Lights

It’s a rivalry that is as old as the time clock. Who is a harder worker: the morning person or the late night person? Who is more productive: the office grinder or the café dweller?

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The Mouse or the Permit: Process & Productivity

In Ohio it is illegal to catch a mouse without a hunting license. Why does such a silly law still exist? While most homes aren’t overtaken by rodents, I’m guessing no one is getting a permit to set a mouse trap. Why? It’s a process over product issue, in my opinion.

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An Eye for Leadership

Recently a friend challenged me to begin writing about the intersection of creativity and leadership. As I originally shared with him, I’m sure my leadership expertise could fill a single blog post, but likely not much more. Now that your expectations have hopefully been adequately lowered, here’s my first (and perhaps only) blog post on “Right-brain” leadership.

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