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Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Maintaining Healthy Workplace Boundaries

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Maintaining Healthy Workplace Boundaries

There is an old saying that good fences make good neighbors. It is an adage that reminds us that boundaries are necessary. Sure we understand this concept when it comes to our physical property, but we should apply the same principle to our professional and personal lives as well. Maintaining healthy boundaries protects our families, the […]

10 Tips for Overcoming the Pain of the Past

10 Tips for Overcoming the Pain of the Past

We all handle trauma and abuse differently. We may even have different definitions of what abuse is, depending on our culture and context. As men, we have a tendency to bury our feelings and hold on to trauma. This behavior can be harmful to our emotional development and well-being. It can also affect our ability […]

Eight Little Words
November 15, 2016
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Eight Little Words

Over the past few days I have been reading my Facebook feed and watching the various reactions about the election. Most, but not all of my friends are in shock, saddened, confused and fearful. Some of my friends are asking for Jesus to come back. Some are sharing horrifying posts of hate crimes. Others are […]

Love, is a VERB. Don’t get it twisted.

Love, is a VERB. Don’t get it twisted.

This post could apply to any church, any denomination, or any institution. We sit around and point fingers at the government and others in power, but we fail to acknowledge the role we play maintaining the status quo. When my team and I came up with the convention theme, Love is a Verb, we came up […]

Jesus doesn’t need a denomination, but you might

Jesus doesn’t need a denomination, but you might

The leadership education department at Duke University asks a good question: What’s the future of denominations? As a current denominational leader on an unsteady ship I probably think about this every single day and twice on Monday. As a former pastor I think, “Do I really need BIG denomination? Local ministry is where it is […]