For someone to actually change the understanding of language with this whole idea of halftime is just a testimony to how God has used this guy.
Again, I wouldn’t venture to say most churches, but a significant number of churches are engaged with the AIDS in Africa issue at this point.
He’s dangerous because when God talks to him Bob will do whatever God asks him to do at great cost, even if no one agrees, if it’s contrary to the way the stream is going,...
I hate thinking about it, teaching about it, and writing about it. But the plain truth is that hell is real and real people go there for eternity.
I look at tens of thousands of church leaders who still do need a bit of an awakening.
It takes a great deal of courage to follow another person’s lead.
More than anything, people want the reality of the discussion at hand. If what is going on in that building is the real thing, if the transforming love and power of Jesus Christ is being...
Wise leaders understand that the single greatest determinant of whether followers will ever own a vision deeply is the extent to which whose followers believe the leader will own it.
Religion is spelled ‘D-O’, because it consists of the things people do try to somehow gain God’s forgiveness and favor. But the problem is that you never know when you’ve done enough. But thankfully, Christianity...
Ten years ago, 15 years ago, I think the church would have been asleep at the switch. This level of activism and engagement with the needs of society by local churches I never thought I’d...
I would never want to reach out someday with a soft, uncallused hand-a hand never dirtied by serving-and shake the nail-pierced hand of Jesus.
It’s not the things I don’t understand about the Bible that bother me; it’s the things I understand with perfect clarity and don’t comply with that keep me up at night.
The real deal is always going to win in the end.
If you’re a serious minded leader, you will read. You will read all you can. You will read when you feel like it, and you will read when you don’t. You will do whatever you...
The more varied the environments in which you exercise your leadership gift, the stronger that gift will become. You will become a far more effective leader.
Thirty years ago, we were in a movie theater and thought it was so cool because we were finally delivered from the horrors of stained glass and wooden pews.
It’s the great temptation for small groups of people to slide into a state where they’re not quite telling each other the truth and they’re not quite celebrating each other. Instead, they tolerate each other,...
Those churches have closed down or have been merged with a church that has a more positive vision.
God wants to father all of us until we’re dead sure of his approval, his guiding power and his promise of heaven.
Visionary people face the same problems everyone else faces; but rather than get paralyzed by their problems, visionaries immediately commit themselves to finding a solution.
The local church is the hope of the world, and its future rests primarily in the hands of its leaders.
Dignity does not float down from heaven it cannot be purchased nor manufactured. It is a reward reserved for those who labor with diligence.
The freedom of authentic masculinity is an amazing thing to see. It produces a “divine elasticity” in men. Finally they can lead with firmness, then submit with humility. They can challenge with a cutting edge,...
These guys get it when it comes to talking about pornography in a way people can relate to,
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