Champion or Loyalist – What Kind of Leader Are You?

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What kind of leader are you? Do you know? Because the people you lead sure do! Leaders come in many shapes and sizes, but today I’d like to explore two different kinds of leaders that create two very different kinds of teams, organizations, and experiences. The first is the “Champion.” The champion is someone who […]

Is There a Place for “Pastor” in our 21st Century North American Culture?

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  Pastor. What was once a highly esteemed position, given great respect and authority, has devolved into something that most people in our North American culture now struggle to trust. For the past 17 years I have spent all but six months on different college campuses — each with differing titles, but all with a […]

Announcing the 2014 SoCal Forum

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Friends! This is one of many BIG announcements to come in 2014!! I’m excited to announce the 2014 Faith ON Campus SoCal Forum, happening May 6th & 7th on the campus of Pepperdine University, and featuring special guests David Kinnaman and Cheryl Crawford. More information will appear here later this month, when registration opens, but […]

Are You Modeling A Better Way of Life?

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I’m increasingly reminded of just how broken our world is. Even within our Christian circles. Even within our Christian ministries. The powerful shaping influence of our culture continues to make inroads into the ways we think and lead and love. And what’s true for us is most definitely true for our students. With all of […]

Find A Reason

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The story of Joshua is a familiar one to most of us — and possibly the closest thing to a “kids going off to college” kind of story in the Bible. Joshua and the young Israelites are entering a new, unfamiliar land — without the leadership and direction of Moses (the primary leader for most […]