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By Richard Blackaby I am, without a doubt, the most out-of-shape member of my immediate family. I’m not proud of that fact. I used to be a fit athlete. But that was many years and almost two million air miles...
Eric Geiger and Kevin Peck, Designed to Lead: The Church and Leadership Development. Nashville: B and H Publishing Group, 2016. 234 pages. (aff link)   Eric Geiger and Kevin Peck have written an excellent book addressing leadership development in the local church....
by Dr. Richard Blackaby I must confess that I am not a very creative person. I haven’t had all that many original ideas of my own. What I am pretty good at is recognizing and implementing good ideas. Last year...
A.W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy. New York: Harper One, 1961. 120 pages.             A.W. Tozer is one of those writers for whom you must read everything they write. His depth of insight and power of vocabulary make you...
Steven J. Stowell and Stephanie S. Mead, The Art of Strategic Leadership: How Leaders at All Levels Prepare Themselves, Their Teams, and Organizations for the Future. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, 2016. 192 pages. This book follows the parabolic...
Alan Fadling, An Unhurried Life: Following Jesus’ Rhythms of Work and Rest. Downer’s Grove: IVP Press, 2013. 198 pages. As soon as I saw this book title, I knew I had to add it to my “to do” list. As...
         I have spent my adult life studying leadership. It fascinates me. Introduce a good leader into a messy situation and eventually the situation improves dramatically. Put a bad leader into a good situation and before...
Welcome to my website where I will be posting blogs, videos, and book reviews! I am excited for you to view my page and I hope God can use some of the different blogs and content on this page...
            I will never forget that agonizing moment as a parent when all of my trite speeches and motivational sayings were suddenly put to the test. “Do you think I could make the NHL?” my son Mike asked. I...

The Day After

Can we all take a collective deep breath? The 2016 presidential election is finally over! It is not an understatement to say this election process has been more grueling, acrimonious, unpredictable, and theologically challenging than any in recent memory....