ONLINE CHURCH! The very words bring strong emotion to the hearts of many Christians and ministry leaders.

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Eventually, Christian leaders will have to do what they’ve done for 2,000 years. We will have to lead the flocks to which Christ Himself has made us overseers. We cannot permanently abdicate responsibility to temporal powers.

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It really doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican or a Democrat. You could be a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan and find that you’ll agree with a Philadelphia Eagles fan, at least on this one point. Even the redneck and the socialite will find common ground here. I think we can all agree. During this COVID-19 […]

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301 years ago, Robinson Crusoe, widely considered the First English Novel, was released in England to enormous praise.  Audiences loved the simple story of a castaway who spends 28 years on a remote tropical island near Trinidad.  Poor Crusoe encounters prisoners, mutineers, and even cannibals during his adventurous stay.  Yet the first foes he would face would not come […]

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Today’s Blog is a guest post from my wife, Heather. Enjoy! “Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as […]

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Keys to Delivering a Great Speech

May 28, 2018

On this episode of The Idea Talks we discuss the 10 Keys to Delivering a Great Speech! Today’s podcast is not specifically addressing Biblical preaching.  Preaching is clearly inherently so much more than a simple speech.  However, there are many elements that the preacher can learn from the professional speaker. Today we will see that […]

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Leading Yourself First

February 26, 2018

When we are foolish, we want to conquer the world. When we are wise, we want to conquer ourselves. So many men and women desire to be leaders.  We strive to be the one other look to for encouragement, direction, and help.  Yet, isn’t it highly unlikely that God will allow you to lead others if […]

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The Power of Autonomy

December 31, 2017

In this episode of The Idea Talks Podcast we discuss the “8 Myths about Setting Boundaries” found in Henry Cloud’s wonderful book Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life. Enjoy this episode as we discover that boundaries are necessary and helpful to the life of any productive leader! 8 […]

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The Idea Talks – Episode 10 – Leadership and Criticism

October 3, 2016

Listen to Audio   Notes and Thoughts All leaders will be criticized! If you thirst for the approval of all and recoil at the slightest reproach – get back in line and don’t attempt to lead. Because when you step out from the pack and attempt to lead – you will be criticized. Here are a few […]

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The Idea Talks – Episode 10 – Leadership and Criticism

October 3, 2016

Listen to Audio   Notes and Thoughts All leaders will be criticized! If you thirst for the approval of all and recoil at the slightest reproach – get back in line and don’t attempt to lead. Because when you step out from the pack and attempt to lead – you will be criticized. Here are a few […]

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Audio Post – Soundcloud ready

August 24, 2012

Image source. We went down the lane, by the body of the man in black, sodden now from the overnight hail, and broke into the woods at the foot of the hill. We pushed through these towards the railway without meeting a soul. The woods across the line were but the scarred and blackened ruins […]

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