Preacher on the Run…

Faith, Family, Ministry, and Everything in between



Feature Friday (10/13/17)

It was a statement that caught me off guard. I had heard others say it before. The argument has been made in numerous books, articles, and writings. I had even dwelt on the reality prior to reading it that day. Yet the way it was phrased, the context in which it arose made the phrase stick better this time. As a leader I immediately knew I had to do something about it, personally and for those I lead.

“America’s endemic anti-intellectual tendencies have been grievously exacerbated by a new species of semiconscious anti-rationalism, feeding on and fed by an ignorant popular culture of video images and unremitting noise that leaves no room for contemplation or logic”. (Susan Jacoby, The Age of American Unreason, xi-xii) A large number of multi-syllable words, but one very simple truth. People simply are not contemplating and thinking deeply anymore, instead, they are simply consuming more and more information.

This truth hit home as a leader for one major reason: Good leadership requires thoughtfulness and most of us work at such a frantic pace that there is no space for thoughtfulness and reflection. Which is the premise that Aaron Buer addresses and supplies a solution to in his article “Why Great Church Leaders Do Less“.

If you are a leader and find yourself so busy and overwhelmed at times, check out the article for some awesome and practical tips on how to lead better and be less overwhelmed. And as always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day.

Feature Friday (8/28/15)

prayerConfession time, I struggle with busyness. I am told often that I am too busy. My wife tells me. My co-workers tell me. My family tells me. My own conscience tells me. While I know being busy is not equal to being effective or productive I find the actions of my life revealing otherwise. Recently, it has become clear to me that busyness is not just keeping me hectic it is also keep me from something I desperately need each day. Prayer! And it is when life gets so busy and prayer seems like such a slow down that I truly need it the most. However, it is during these times that I struggle with what to pray, even though there are a multiplicity of things that need prayer in my life. I hope this list of Seven Ways to Pray for Your Heart aids and encourages you as it has me today.

As always, be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!

Feature Friday (3/14/14)

BusyAs a follow up to the Monday post about busyness. Here is an article that gives us 4 ways to diffuse busyness. Enjoy your weekend and try to not have too busy of one.

As always, be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!

Feature Friday (9/27/13)


Busyness! – It seems like every conversation I have these days, busyness comes into the mix. “How are you doing today?” Oh, man I am busy! “How are things going with you?” I am busy! Why is it that busyness seems like such a badge we wear proudly? Especially as Christians, we need time to stop, reflect, pray, spend time in the Word, and process what is happening in life. So how can we help each other in this endeavor? Here is a helpful article pleading, “Christians, Protect Each Other from Busyness“.

Enjoy! As always, be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!

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