Category Archives: Books

Talking to Strangers

I just finished reading Malcolm Gladwell’s Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know. So much of this book was a revelation, especially in light of the seismic cultural shifts we’ve witnessed in the last … Continue reading

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The Coddling of the American Mind: A Review

I just finished reading a great book written by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt entitled The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure. If you’re a Kindle reader, you … Continue reading

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The Antidote to Contempt: Thoughts on the National Prayer Breakfast

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend the National Prayer Breakfast, an annual gathering in Washington D.C. hosted by members of Congress. It was a wonderful experience and I was grateful to receive the invitation. I was especially … Continue reading

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Best Books of 2019

Each year I set myself a goal to read 52 books — one per week. Most years I don’t hit the mark but I read exactly 52 books in 2018 and by the time I finish my current read, I’ll … Continue reading

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Missional Ecclesiology in Practice

In A Light to the Nations, Michael W. Goheen argues for a vision of the contemporary missional church that flows directly out of the biblical story. Heady stuff, as evidenced by chapter titles such as, “Israel Embodies Its Missional Role … Continue reading

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Francis Chan on Discipleship

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Best Books of 2018

Each year, I set a goal to read 52 books — one book per week for the entire year. I usually fall short of the goal — I think 2011 was the last year I hit the mark. For point … Continue reading

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Brene Brown’s “Dare to Lead”

A great quote from Brene Brown’s latest book on leadership, Dare to Lead.

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Eugene Peterson

God loves you. He’s on your side. He’s coming after you. He’s relentless. Continue reading

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Suffering and Faith, Part 2

The truth about suffering: Because God can handle our tough questions, we can be honest about our pain.  Someone has estimated that there are over 186,000 sentences in the Bible. That includes a LOT of questions. And the question that … Continue reading

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