Daniel Tiger’s Leadership School

How many seconds would it take you to remember this Mr. Rogers Neighborhood theme song if blind folded? For young and old alike Mr. Roger’s neighborhood theme song instantaneously causes your inner child to merrily sing along to . The catchy melody, the gently crescendo of xylophones, the “it’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood,” the rhythmic “ba-bum-bumm,…

Notes on Future of the Church

Please allow me to preface this with a “no-damage-intended” introduction. I read this article a year ago and had some thoughts, but after CMN (The Church Multiplication Network) retweeted the article this month I thought it would be good to write out some thoughts from the other side of the tracks. Rob Ketterling is the…

The Need for Blind Faith

“Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people”. – Karl Marx (a translation from A Contribution to the Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right) Blind Faith I asked my sister last night, “What is faith for you right now?”…

Why “Coachability” matters as much as Character, Competency and Chemistry

As I grow in my role as a father, husband, writer, community leader and friend, I always want to be asking questions that will lead me to a higher evolved version of myself. The next level in personal growth could be just one coaching relationship away. From where I stand, the only person in the way of achieving that growth and success is myself. 

Who would I hire?

When I think about a person I would hire a lot of stuff hits my brain. What’s funny about this type of exercise is that it causes me to ask, “Do I have those attributes?” Bringing a person into a team requires a lot of work to check on their background; what are you like…