Category Archives: Leadership

If NBA Teams Were Churches

I love sports and the lessons that go along with them. When Paul writes in 1 Corinthians that the church is like a body- and that every part matters- we can see that application in sports in some good and … Continue reading

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Bonhoeffer to Pastors: Don’t Complain!

I reread chapter one of Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer this morning. While there was a lot that stood out about how we are to live in community, what stuck out the most was Bonhoeffer’s advice to clergy in regards to … Continue reading

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Peyton Manning Leadership School: Be Prepared

Peyton Manning provided another important lesson of leadership during last night’s 41-17 drubbing of the Oakland Raiders. It is this: Be Prepared. Towards the end of the 3rd Quarter with the Broncos up big, it appears that 2nd string QB … Continue reading

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What Peyton Manning Teaches Us About Organizational Culture

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos recently took on the San Diego Chargers in Denver. It was a game where Peyton looked sharp, throwing three touchdownds. In the press conference, he pointed out emphatically that the scoreboard operator needed to … Continue reading

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LeBron James, Dan Gilbert and the Danger of Being Impulsive

By now, you’ve heard the news that LeBron James is heading back home to Cleveland as he re-signs with the Cavaliers. This comes after famously leaving Cleveland for Miami in “The Decision”- and ill-fated decision on James’ camp. “The Decision” … Continue reading

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Lessons on Welcoming Guest From Little League Registration

The other day, Abbie and I went to sign up for T-ball in our community. We just moved here in June, so the fields and the buildings were all new to me. Nor did I know anyone who might be … Continue reading

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Discipleship and the Family Meal

Yesterday, I shared some thoughts from Eugene Peterson in Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places about the importance of the dinner table in living out the Eucharist in our everyday lives (Read it here). Today, I want to explore the … Continue reading

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