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 […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 131

stream of consciousness

Here’s what’s on my mind this morning: People who don’t know how to lose don’t know how to win. “Other people did the same thing,” is not a defense of one’s actions if it was illegal or immoral for others to do it, as well. This sort of moral escapism reminds me more of my […]

When the Well Runs Dry (Part One)

Dry Well

Pastors are unusually dependent on “the well.” All people are to one degree or another, but pastors are more dependent on “the well” than others—in part because they participate first-hand in helping replenish the wells of others. When we dry up, the results are felt by others. Pastors are also involved in a number of drought-inducing endeavors […]