Our family is part of the “special needs” club. This isn’t a club into which most people self-select. We certainly didn’t. We joined by surprise and without forewarning.
I’ve been reflecting on the need for spiritual resilience recently. Resilience is our ability to recover from difficulties. To “spring back into shape” emotionally and spiritually after a hardship.[Read more…] about Cultivating Resilience in Pursuing Racial Justice
In our conversations with the leaders we coach and train, it seems there is a growing number of Christians and churches who observe at least part of the liturgical calendar. And Lent is usually the first place they start.
Lent is a season of 40 days of repentance and preparation for the joys of Easter. Lent starts on Ash Wednesday (February 17 this year), and lasts until Easter Sunday (April 4th this year).
This past Wednesday was the Feast of Epiphany (which means “revealing”), and here in the US a LOT was revealed as a violent, racist mob stormed the Capitol building, forcing lawmakers to suspend proceedings and shelter in safety until order could be restored.
Reading, both widely and deeply, is a vital discipline for any leader. But reading is especially important for the Christian leader, because our way of leadership (following Jesus) isn’t just pragmatic. It’s a inherently theological pursuit that demands we reflect deeply on our relationships regularly.
We asked some of our team to give us a few favorite books from 2020, and we’ve got a fantastic list below, in no particular order. (Note: these aren’t necessarily books that were released this year, just books we happened to read this year.)[Read more…] about Our 27 Favorite Books of 2020
In Gravity Leadership Academy, one of the core practices we train leaders in is to proclaim good news like Jesus did. (And I’m not talking primarily about preaching, by the way.)
To proclaim good news (like Jesus did) is to announce, in words and actions, the truth of who God is, who we are because of who God is, and what’s really real because of who God is and what God’s done.