Plastic football buzz moments

When I was in middle school and high school, the cheerleaders would occasionally do this thing during football games where they would come up into the stands and start throwing out little plastic footballs. I’m sure you’ve seen something similar to this. Every single time this happened, people who weren’t paying the least bit of […]

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A huge mistake when picking a name

Recently I got a mass email from Moody asking for help in naming a new campus program. They have this cool new idea they’re implementing, they just needed help picking a name. Now, I don’t mean to throw Moody under the bus with this post, but they just provided me with an excellent case study […]

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Organic and positional leaders

As I’ve observed people and situations, I’ve noticed two different types of leaders. I’m sure some leadership expert has written extensively on this somewhere, but if they have, I haven’t read them. So, for the sake of this post I’m using my own terms for these two people: Organic Leaders and Positional Leaders. Organic leaders […]

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Determining the ideal world

Recently I was having lunch with a good friend. During one of our conversations, I began to explain some dreams I have about what the church could look like someday. Before I got too far, he said, “Yea, the problem is… practically I don’t know how that could ever work.” Now, practicality is a great […]

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Gaining perspective: Ezra 3

Recently I was reading the book of Ezra, and I came across an important reminder: Pure hearts take precedent over pure projects. While the Jews were in exile, a man named Cyrus became king of Persia. The Holy Spirit stirred Cyrus to issue a decree that the people should return to Jerusalem and rebuild the […]

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