From Victims to Victors

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I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the “guts” (for lack of a better term) of today’s Christianity after reading Steven Pressfield’s interesting book, The Warrior Ethos. The book is, essentially, an anthology of anecdotes from warrior cultures of old and a brief commentary on the differences between the warrior cultures of, say, Sparta, and our […]

Win Forever – Pete Carroll on Leadership

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Ministry is a team sport. Leadership studies for a Christian leader begin with Jesus and other leaders in the Scriptures. However, I’ve also found it helpful over the years to read more  widely about leadership from coaches as well as team leaders from others spheres of business. Pete Carroll is among the best coaches alive […]

Finding Effective Illustrations – pt. 2

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As I mentioned in my previous post, finding illustrations that illustrate a biblical truth with some precision while remaining appropriate in terms of content, length, and placement is one of the preacher’s most constant challenges. Here are some wells I draw from and I hope you’ll find some of it helpful as well: Imagery in […]