Podcast: The Emotionally Healthy Leader

Don’t Trade Your Inner Life for the Illusion of Momentum

Today, very few church leaders feel like they are winning. We look at our churches compared to what they used to be or what we’d like them to be, and it’s hard to feel like we’re making a real difference. So we’re faced with a…

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Living in the Desert Without Leaving Your Life

Great news! I’m officially back from my summer sabbatical and I’m excited to share with you insights from my time away.  In the 3rd – 5th centuries, early Christian men and women fled to the desert to escape the moral compromise in the church and…

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Silencing the Seductive Voice of Your False Self

One of the most destructive temptations leaders face is living and leading from the veneer of a “false self”. In other words, we project an image of how we’d like to be perceived, rather than living from truth.    In today’s podcast, I share…

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One Thing No Leader Wants (But Every Leader Needs)

Many leaders today believe that if we’re going to get things done and be successful, we must “take the bull by the horns”. We are told that strength and power win in the economy of leadership. In today’s podcast, I share a sermon that explores the…

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Why the Power of God Gives You Power to Die

Today on the podcast, I share a part of an interview I did earlier this year with the Canadian Church Leaders Network. I expanded upon what I see as one of God’s purposes for pouring out His Spirit – giving us the power to die.

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Disrupting False Peace as God’s Path to True Peacemaking Pt. 2

For too many years, I thought being a peacemaker was simply being a nice person. Because of this illusion, I spiritualized my conflict avoidance and created a culture in my church where everyone pretended things were ok. This is the definition…

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Disrupting False Peace as God’s Path to True Peacemaking Pt. 1

I spent my early years avoiding conflict. True peacemaking, when understood correctly, actually comes through disrupting false peace. In today’s podcast, I share a sermon that goes deeper into this new understanding. I assure you…it changes everything.

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Why Our Church Crisis Demands a New Kind of Training

Many pastors have been professionally educated and extensively trained. The problem is – we are facing a massive discipleship crisis. I’ve found that much of our training doesn’t help get at the root of this problem. Deep change requires…

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Name and Embrace Your Season of Leadership

Have you ever stopped to consider what season you are in? Spring, summer, fall, or winter? When we ignore the reality of our season, not only do we constantly feel like we’re missing it, but we are unable to receive the unique gifts of God….

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Why Pain and Failure are God’s Great Gifts to You

For many leaders, the pain and failure that come with leadership are often too much to bear.  But the truth is – pain and failure are some of God’s greatest gifts to us. Why? Because it is the only way we will mature into the unique leaders He…

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