on developing leaders

The book, On Developing Leaders, contains several essays in the HBR format. Each essay contains an executive summary at the beginning, which is very helpful for deciding which parts of the essay you want to read. I’ll only be mentioning the essays the seemed to correspond with what I might want to learn for ministry.… Read More


As usual, I’d like to give a summary and an evaluation of a scholarly work, in this case: The Origins of Israelite Law. Since this is an Old Testament work, I will speak as one who has engaged the professional literature, rather than a novice – as is my usual practice. Summary of The Origins of Israelite Law… Read More


Each week faces us with new challenges to handle, yet I continually see 3 Small Group Pastor Distractions crop up. These certainly aren’t the only three. You probably see some other ones. Please add them to the comments below!   The 3 Small Group Pastor Distractions I See #1 – Endless Curriculum Choices. You’ve probably… Read More


meaning of the pentateuch

This book is truly the work of a genius. Without getting bogged down in details, I want to describe the meaning of the Pentateuch in your ministry. Summary of The Meaning of the Pentateuch Sailhamer does not hide his convictions. The back of the book reads, “The Pentateuch is the Foundation for Understanding the Old… Read More


how i use an intern

I want to share with you how I use an intern. You’ve probably wished that you had more help at whatever you do. Even if you don’t handle church media stuff, you can still take some things away from this message. How I Got an Intern Someone asked me today, “how did you get an… Read More