Tag: leadership

Lessons from Philippians on conflict

In teaching students this past month, I am using the book of Philippians to teach students some basic principles of handling conflicting. The metaphor we are using is to fight clean (build a person up) instead of fighting dirty (putting a person down. Students,… Continue Reading “Lessons from Philippians on conflict”

People don’t have enough cheerleaders…

People don’t have enough cheerleaders, but they have plenty of critics. I’ve found the difference is really a choice a person makes. We can choose act as a cheerleader or we can choose act as a critic. In our hyper-critical church world, the choice is… Continue Reading “People don’t have enough cheerleaders…”

Civility is a marathon and we’re out of breath

On January 6th I wrote a blog piece on the need for civility: https://twoznek.com/2011/01/06/a-return-to-civility/ . It is my desire for my boyz to live in a world were ideas are discussed with proper respect and not vitriol. Given the shootings that occurred in Tuscon,… Continue Reading “Civility is a marathon and we’re out of breath”

Manic Monday: iShock…

As an Apple fanboy (nut?) I was shocked to read about Steve Jobs retiring as CEO. Then, seeing all the articles pondering what Apple will be like without Jobs interested me. From a leadership perspective here is what I think… Apple’s best days are… Continue Reading “Manic Monday: iShock…”

Book Review: Onward by Howard Schultz

 “Starbucks never set out to be cool. We set out to be relevant!” p. 159 Starbucks always fascinated me. I picked up a book “The Starbucks Experience” and read about the amazing organization. Starbucks produces the perfect cup of what I call liquid love.… Continue Reading “Book Review: Onward by Howard Schultz”

A quote on a dynamic church…

A friend sent this quote by Chuck Colson to me. It got me thinking and its something we should ponder: “I miss traveling abroad.  I always returned home from visiting out partners in Third World nations invigorated, revived, and encouraged.  I would often find… Continue Reading “A quote on a dynamic church…”

President Bush

I read some interview articles about President Bush’s book “Decision Points.” The book sounds like a good read. What impresses me about President Bush is how secure he is in who he is. As president he took responsibility for problems regardless of cause. While… Continue Reading “President Bush”

Why Kids Ministry: Part 2 (And most vital)

The wonder of children What’s that, Daddy? ~ Jadon How often have you heard someone wish to be a kid again? Kids are the gateway to being a kid again. They are live novels in process. We get to be an editor, a writer,… Continue Reading “Why Kids Ministry: Part 2 (And most vital)”

Why Kids Ministry: Part 1

The Value of Children A Child is a person who is going to carry on what you have started. They are going to sit where you are sitting and when you are gone, attend to those things which you think are important. You may… Continue Reading “Why Kids Ministry: Part 1”

Are you special?

I soaked in two ‘articles’ about being a specialist. In the first article, the end of 60 Minutes raised the question about the lack of family doctors compared with specialists. In the second article, D.A. Carson wrote on the trials of biblical studies. He… Continue Reading “Are you special?”