On Why I Left Church Leadership; and Why It Might Be a Good Thing

Sunday was my final day as the primary leader at my church. I stepped aside from that role, believing it was time for the church and for me to branch out in new directions. One of the reasons I stepped down was because of all the things a church measures that are hard to measure…

The Three Temptations of Jesus (Guess What? They’re Ours, Too.)

Recently, I have been thinking about Jesus' temptation in the wilderness as he began his ministry. As you may recall, Jesus is tempted by Satan in three ways: turn bread into stones; jump from the temple; bow down to the Prince of Darkness. We learn a lot about Jesus in this encounter -- about his…