The D Word

Vince Antonucci spoke at Gateway this weekend. We helped Vince start a church in Las Vegas. I happened to see his recent blog where he was dealing with Christians wanting to divorce because they were unhappy.  I thought I would include it as a response to the message I gave two weeks ago on divorce.…

The Dalai Lama’s Bodyguard

  Dawa Singya Bhutia (center) was a soldier, trained in Kung Fu and bodyguard to the Dalai Lama. Though a Buddhist his whole life, he told me he was an angry man inside. Drinking and smoking would calm his unrest more than his Buddhism would. Fights and trouble followed Dawa wherever he went. Then he…

Is My Life-Giving-Life?

I heard one of our staff members, Betty Blake Churchill, say the phrase “Life-Giving-Life.” The more I sit with the phrase, the more I see the message of Jesus in it.  Really it sums up what Jesus came to do, but it also sums up what it means to follow him.  So that’s a great question…

Developing Not Dumping

Ken Blanchard describes most delegation that happens as “seagull management.”  The leader or parent – or whoever’s delegating some responsibility – flies in, dumps a load for the person to deal with, then flies out.  It happens consistently in church leadership, management, and with parenting. A small group leader knows she should develop others to…