Month: December 2020


One of the critical areas of self-leadership is leading your own personal growth.  For some of us, the time between Christmas and New Year’s is a time of reflection as we prepare to start the new year.  In October, I challenged you to discern 2021 goals for your church, this month I’m asking you to focus…
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The Wonder of the Christmas Story

Don’t you love the story of the birth of Jesus? For me it’s like a favorite blanket I get out every Christmas to wrap myself in. It’s familiar, it’s traditional, and it’s one of my favorite stories. If you’re like me, you’ve most likely heard it so often you could recite Luke 2 without even…
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Christian Theology and “Rise of the Guardians”

Several years ago DreamWorks released a movie titled Rise of the Guardians.  It’s a decent movie in which some traditional fictional characters – the guardians of children – battle against a sinister villain who eventually… well, I won’t spoil it.  But that is only the secondary plot.  The primary plot of the story is the acceptance of a new…
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