Monthly Archives for October 2010

Pastor Pressure: How to Become a Better Man or a Worse Man

I’ve been a pastor here in the San Francisco Bay Area for 9 years. Before becoming a pastor I worked as an alarm installer, furniture mover, college campus handyman, ministry communications director, security guard, and waiter. I’ve come to experience … Continue reading

28. October 2010 by Justin Buzzard
Categories: Leadership | 17 comments


The Story of God and Man (with a Diagram)

This is a guest post by my good friend, Toby Kurth, pastor of Christ Church in San Francisco. I asked Toby to post the diagram he created for his current sermon series and to explain the series. This bookmark encapsulates … Continue reading

26. October 2010 by Justin Buzzard
Categories: Leadership | 5 comments


God is Not A Highway Patrol Officer

Every time I pass near a Highway Patrol car I instantly assume the officer is staring directly at me and that he’s staring at me because I’m in trouble. This leads me to do a rapid self-assessment in hopes of … Continue reading

22. October 2010 by Justin Buzzard
Categories: Leadership | 7 comments


People Are Moving into Cities Faster than the Church is Moving into Cities

Instead of watching the San Francisco Giants win game 4 against the Phillies last night, Tim Keller spoke to the Lausanne III crowd in Cape Town. He delivered a paper on God’s global urban mission. “The people are moving into … Continue reading

21. October 2010 by Justin Buzzard
Categories: Leadership | 6 comments


Preaching is a Huge Commitment

Preaching is a huge commitment. So why would anyone want to bear such a burden? Why put yourself through weekly agony with the potential for public humiliation? Any preacher knows the answer: because speaking as God’s representative, an agent of … Continue reading

20. October 2010 by Justin Buzzard
Categories: Leadership | 9 comments


How David Beats Goliath

This is a fascinating read. Malcolm Gladwell, How David Beats Goliath, The New Yorker (May 2009): “And it happened as the Philistine arose and was drawing near David that David hastened and ran out from the lines toward the Philistine,” … Continue reading

19. October 2010 by Justin Buzzard
Categories: Leadership | 1 comment


My Simple Productivity System

Hi-tech, digital productivity systems Here is my productivity system: 1. At the beginning of each day I write down on a piece of paper what I want to accomplish by the end of the day. 2. As I move through … Continue reading

19. October 2010 by Justin Buzzard
Categories: Leadership | 8 comments


Citylife Boston: Prelude

My friend Bobby Krier and crew from Citylife Boston recently released their debut album, Prelude. This is an album of old hymns set to new melodies. The oldest hymn on the album was written by Charles Wesley in 1738. Four … Continue reading

18. October 2010 by Justin Buzzard
Categories: Leadership | 4 comments


Saturday Shot

My two older boys enjoy the aftermath of making a cake.

16. October 2010 by Justin Buzzard
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Making Ideas Happen

I finished two books this week that I heartily recommend. Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belsky. I read this book in two days. This is a wonderfully written, action-oriented book that will help you push your ideas forward. I’m not … Continue reading

15. October 2010 by Justin Buzzard
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