Monthly Archives for August 2011
Test your Silicon Valley knowledge by taking a quiz from Harvard Business Review. The first question is below. But how much do you really know about the real Silicon Valley? Take the following test and record your answers. At the … Continue reading
About six weeks ago I was invited to take part in a church planter training program through Fellowship Associates. I count this a huge honor. Twice a month I fly to Little Rock, Arkansas (and sometimes other cities) for the … Continue reading
I shared this quote in yesterday’s sermon: To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give … Continue reading
Great things happen in Silicon Valley.
Yesterday everybody was talking, today everybody is talking, and tomorrow everybody will be talking about Steve Jobs. In light of recent events and in light of wanting to not waste your life, it’s worth your time to read some thoughtful … Continue reading
Leadership, by its very nature, will produce stress. Whenever you seek to motivate people to change the way they think or live, stress will emerge. Whenever you make decisions that affect people’s lives, you will experience the stress of responsibility. … Continue reading
When I enjoy a great meal I say, “that hit the spot.” Good preaching should hit the spot. Preaching isn’t only about preaching a biblical text or preaching the gospel from that text. When you preach you should always have … Continue reading
From The New York Times: The cumulative effect of these temptations and decisions isn’t intuitively obvious. Virtually no one has a gut-level sense of just how tiring it is to decide. Big decisions, small decisions, they all add up. Choosing … Continue reading
Lately I’ve been talking to my two older sons (4 and 2 years old) a lot about marriage. I have many years to teach them, but I’m starting now to catechize them on how to think about their future. My … Continue reading
Today I celebrate 2,920 days of marriage to my bride and best friend, Taylor. Photo: A lake in New England.