Featured Articles on Trans·formed This Week
The (Legalistic?) Gospel According to Peter. Peter clearly has a thing for obedience. And, to make things worse, he also tells us that this perfectly holy God is the one who will judge us “impartially” according to our deeds. That can’t be good. I don’t know about you, but I could use a little partiality. If God judges me strictly according to whether my deeds match the standard of his perfect holiness, I’m in a lot of trouble. No wonder Peter says that we should conduct ourselves “with fear.”
How to Hire Leaders. Tim served as Lead Pastor for a large and growing church when he contacted me for coaching. By all measures of success, he was doing well as a pastor: the church was flourishing under his leadership, his staff members were thriving, his family was healthy, and his own soul was growing. So I wondered what reasons he could have for working with a coach. Come to find out, Tim faced a challenge that very few otherwise-capable leaders can handle effectively: adding top-level staff.
The Danger of Refusing to Suffer. Terrible things happen in this world. I have a memory bank full of unexplainable tragedies. You likely have a long list as well. It’s the randomness of horrific events that leave us questioning…Refusing to suffer? Who are we kidding here? Talk about suffering! The enormity of suffering in just these two recent incidents is incalculable. Don’t we all suffer, whether we want to or not?.
Could a Checklist Empower Your Ministry? A group of test pilots got together to determine what to do. It was not a lack of experience that led to the crash. It was the human failure–a failure of the memory. The test pilots came up with an ingenious solution, they created a pilot’s checklist. In the early years of flight, getting an aircraft into the air was a rather simple procedure. But the new plane was too complicated to be left to the memory of any one person, no matter how well qualified and experienced..