The Purpose of Pain

April 19, 2014 — Leave a comment

Jesus made us this guarantee- John 16:33 says in this world you will have trouble… Whether you view him as a prophet, teacher or messiah- when Jesus says it you should sit up and take notice.

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The 3 year summary.

April 18, 2014 — 1 Comment

On May 1, 2014 I will be transitioning back into full time ministry as the Service Pastor at Fellowship Asheville. I cannot be more excited for the opportunity and more excited about this growing church that God has great plans for. No doubt I will write more about this experience later but I wanted to share this brief summary of the past 3 years for context of this blog…and to keep my friends, family and readers updated.

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The Purpose of…

April 17, 2014 — Leave a comment

Why as humans are we so drawn to finding purpose and meaning in the things we do? What is the purpose of purpose? Is it our narcissism, or our need for glory? Here are my thoughts- the three main things that contribute to our need for purpose.

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Ring The Bell

April 8, 2014 — Leave a comment

I’m a firm believer that leading people is more art than science and more relationship than formula. I’ve been giving thought to these two idioms particularly with the role they play in leadership and more importantly in being a good leader.

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It’s hiring season at my place of employment which means the past few weeks have been filled with considerations and conversations about team as we interview and debrief about potential new hires. One of my favorite interview questions is to ask the applicant what team means to them and then to follow that by asking what role he/she believe she will play on our team.

Like with many interview questions I’m not asking to hear a particular answer. I’m asking because the answer to that question reveals so many things.

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