Like A Splinter in Your Mind

In the movie, The Matrix, the character Morpheus said to Neo, “You are here because you know something.  What you know, you can’t explain, but you feel it.  You’ve felt it your entire life.  There is something wrong with the world, but you don’t know what it is.  But it’s there, like a splinter in your mind.”Continue reading “Like A Splinter in Your Mind”

How is Business?

It has been said, there are two, critical questions every successful CEO and business owner must answer.  First, “What is your business?”  Second, “How is business?” If we put these two questions to the Church, how would we answer them?   “What is our business?”  In other words, what is our purpose, or our reason forContinue reading “How is Business?”

Releasing the Missionary in You

Let me ask you, “What is your calling?  How many of you are members of a church?  How many are ministers in that church?  How many consider yourselves to be missionaries of that church?  Most would say they are members.   Some would say they are ministers; but only a few would say they areContinue reading “Releasing the Missionary in You”

The Ultimate Undercover Boss

Personally, I don’t care for most “reality” television shows today.  There is one exception however. I really enjoy Undercover Boss.  It airs on Sunday evenings, so I don’t get to watch it often. But the couple of time I have, I’ve really enjoyed watching people’s reaction when they learn they have just spent a dayContinue reading “The Ultimate Undercover Boss”

Following Christ in a “Just Do It” Culture

From 1988 to 1998, Nike, an American company known worldwide for its footwear and sports apparel, increased its share of the domestic sport-shoe business from a respectable18% to a whopping 43%.  A major reason for this growth was the successful advertising campaign built around the phrase, “Just Do It.”  The slogan not only increased the popularityContinue reading “Following Christ in a “Just Do It” Culture”

Church: Lamppost or Lighthouse

I love the analogy Jesus applied to himself and to His followers of light shining in the darkness. Speaking to His disciples, He said, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on theContinue reading “Church: Lamppost or Lighthouse”

How serious are we about making disciples?

“Seriously?”  Have you ever had someone ask you if you were really serious about something you said?  I have. Here’s a question we should answer – How serious are we about obeying and following Jesus’ command to make disciples? This question came to mind recently as I was meditating and reflecting on the words ofContinue reading “How serious are we about making disciples?”

Still Serving It’s Purpose?

Forty years ago, Motorola introduced the first cell phone. On April 3, 1973, Dr. Martin Cooper, a  Motorola researcher, made the first mobile telephone call from handheld equipment.  The phone used by Mr. Cooper weighed 2.5 pounds, and measured 9 inches long, 5 inches deep, and1.75 inches wide. The battery in this phone lasted 30 minutes, and it took 10Continue reading “Still Serving It’s Purpose?”