The Common English Bible

I love Bible translations, especially new ones. Translations help readers experience God’s Word in fresh, new ways—and they give preachers (and others) new tools to play with! I grew up in a faith tradition that read only the King James Version (KJV), but I discovered modern translations when I was in seminary in the early … Read more

“Too Busy Not to Pray”

The most recent book of the 15 Books That Have Shaped Me as a Leader that I read was Too Busy Not to Pray by Bill Hybels. While not specifically a leadership book, it’s written by a leader on a topic that leaders must develop. There are a few authors/leaders that I consider must-reads. For … Read more

“An Unstoppable Force”

A while back, I put together my list of the 15 Books That Have Shaped Me as a Leader. I’m finally getting around to blogging about An Unstoppable Force by Erwin McManus. There were a couple books by McManus on my list of 15. The other one is The Barbarian Way, which I have written … Read more

Find and Feed Your Holy Discontent!

I listened to Bill Hybels’ message from the 2005 Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit a few times in recent months (I have it on CD so I can listen to it while driving). The talk is related to his book, Holy Discontent, which I wrote about a couple years ago; it’s also included in my … Read more

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