• This is the moment for Christian schools to rise up

    Last year during the pandemic when schools were closed, our granddaughter entered first grade doing Zoom classes. It was public school, and just like what we’ve been hearing lately, things started getting weird. Not only was class time very limited each day, but we noticed they started deviating from traditional school subjects. Related: 3 Realities […]

  • The Model for “Church” is Changing. How Are We Responding?

    Thanks to the incredible team at Alpha Australia, over the last couple of weeks I’ve had the opportunity to teach about communication and media to nearly 200 pastors and church leaders in that country. During two sessions, one of the most interesting conversations we had is how pastors and leaders are exploring new models for […]

  • A question from Joyce Meyer: Why do Christians’ lives reflect so little change?

    I was interviewed by Joyce Meyer on two of her TV programs recently because she wanted to discuss the media and how it bombards our daily lives.  She was particularly interested in how we can protect our hearts and minds (and our families) from the onslaught of violence, sexuality, and generally coarse behavior we often […]

  • Why creativity is essential during the coronavirus crisis

    During a crisis, it’s very easy to ditch our creative time. After all, there’s so much uncertainty around us that it’s hard to even think straight, much less be creative. For the last few weeks, I’ve been burning the candle at both ends – writing and producing resources to help pastors and ministry leaders navigate […]

  • Where is the place that you get inspiration?

    Now that it’s summer, it’s good to remember that for most people, geography impacts inspiration. There are extraordinary places on the planet that spark our imaginations and light up our creativity. The problem is, most people never think about “location” when it comes to creativity. Trust me – high performing creative people know the places […]

  • How Harshly Should We Call Out Friends Who Might be Wrong on Social Media?

    Something strange happened to me a few times over the last year, and some of you may have had similar experiences. Each time, after I posted something, a friend who strongly disagreed with it then criticized me pretty harshly on the post and did it online. After writing thousands of blog posts over the years […]

  • How To Overcome The Five Greatest Fears

    What are you afraid of? You may not be a wimp, but the truth is, everyone is afraid of something. And chances are, when you get to the root of your fear, you start discovering what’s holding you back. It doesn’t matter if you’re rich, poor, successful, unsuccessful, famous or not famous, fear is a […]

  • Why you need to write down your ideas

    How many times has a brilliant thought struck, but before you could make a note you lost it? Ideas are the most fragile things in the world, and if you don’t write them down, they’ll be lost forever. I’ve met people who have literally made millions of dollars off ideas that—had they not written them […]

  • What worship leaders can learn from Katy Perry and Taylor Swift

    The truth is, the vast majority of church “worship leaders” aren’t worship leaders at all. They’re simply musicians playing what are called “worship songs” from popular artists who write that sort of thing. The music is fine, and I have no argument with that, but a real worship service should be a lot more than […]

  • How to make space for your creativity

    Too many creative people waste energy, motivation, and attitude on things that don’t matter. As a result, when it’s time for big ideas, they come up empty – like trying to start an automobile race on an empty gas tank. “White space” matters in design (the idea that too much clutter overwhelms the viewer) and […]