Friday Stream of Consciousness – 159

Rube Foster, Young Parents, and Burnt Ends

stream of consciousness

Here’s what’s on my mind this Friday: I have a book due by November 1. It’s time to get intense about the writing process, so posting may be sparse. But, stay tuned…good things are on the horizon, friends. Last week I was blessed to tour the Negro League Baseball museum in Kansas City. What an […]

The Future Belongs to the Farmers – Part 1

What if Churches "Grew Their Own Food?"

If the Church were pictured as a farm, one could say various parts of the country are becoming “food deserts.” There are not enough qualified pastors to go around, and Christians aren’t being prepared and empowered for ministry as they could be. All of this is occurring while the need for quality church servants is […]

Avoiding Death by Attitude

Attitude...Attitude...Attitude

The most overlooked and underrated trait of people who serve in healthy, growing churches is a positive attitude. This isn’t to be mistaken for blindness to obstacles or a “yes man/woman” posture. I’m talking about one’s primary attitude, and whether it is oriented toward self/others and criticism/encouragement. What weather do they produce in the church […]