stream of consciousness

Here are some things I’m thinking about this Friday morning. This coming week I’m spending uninterrupted time doing some writing and doing long-range strategic planning–including sermon planning for 2012. I haven’t done this since 2009, and it’s shown. Every minister should do this at least once a year. Every churchContinue Reading

It's the time of year when "best of" lists are coming out. Thus here's part one of my "Best Books of 2009" list. I hope this might be helpful to you—as it can be hard to make one's way through the thousands of titles released by publishers (Christian and not)Continue Reading

I've been a Mitch Albom fan for a long time. I used to watch him and the late Dick Schapp on The Sports Reporters before the sun was up. They were old school news guys. Their insights on the sports world were marvelous. Over the years, Mitch Albom has shownContinue Reading