How to Tell if You Really Trust One Another

“Do you trust me?” “Of course I do.” Really? Is there a more frequently mentioned, but more seldom tested virtue out there than trust? In most churches, trust is something we relish as a receiver, but seldom a giver. Most of us would choose to be trusted and to have others held accountable…so we could […]

Forgiveness or Permission?

It’s never better to ask forgiveness than permission. It’s usually the last resort of the desperate—something we do when what we want to accomplish means more to us than our integrity or relationships. That doesn’t mean I don’t understand it. I’ve been there…many, many times. I’ve just never found in my experience, or that of […]

Leadership and Coach K

Yesterday was great for me as a Duke basketball fan as coach Mike Krzyzewski surpassed Bob Knight to become the winningest coach in NCAA Division 1 basketball history. I’ve always respected perennial excellence over titles won. Duke has both, and they’ve done it while maintaining high academic standards, graduation rates, and citizenship standards. Asked to […]