Friday Stream of Consciousness -142

Featuring Ken Griffey Jr., The Lone Bellow, and the Aging Suit

stream of consciousness

Here’s what’s on my mind this morning: HOW IN THE WORLD COULD ANYONE VOTE AGAINST KEN GRIFFEY JR. FOR THE HALL OF FAME? Trevor Hoffman also should have made it. It looks like the Chargers are headed to Los Angeles. I won’t pull for them–even though from Long Beach and their stadium will be about […]

How to Evaluate Your Church’s Health – Questions

Do You Really Want to Know the Truth?

Vineyards

I’ve consulted with dozens of churches formally, and perhaps hundreds informally. However, many church never evaluate their ministry with any rigor. The reason, these churches say, is they don’t see the need for the effort, expense, and potentially difficult season (emotionally) inaugurated by bringing in someone from the outside or going through an evaluation process. […]

How to Change the World by Scaring It

Coercion Isn't Leadership

the scream child

These days, there is a formula for trying to affect change in the world. Scare people. Scare people. I mean, really scare them. Do whatever you can to make people uncomfortable with who they are, where they are, and what they are. If that doesn’t work, label them. Anxiety is powerful emotion, and one that […]