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Three C’s of Leadership

February 27, 2013 by


Imaging pushing a 15 foot blob of Jello down the road. You have a destination and some boundaries that you want to stay between. The Jello will be unruly and sometimes have a mind of its own as it wobbles and rolls, sometimes well and sometimes off course . You are constantly nudging and directing […]

The Source of all Great Stories!

February 20, 2013 by


Two movies nominated for Oscars this year are pictures of the Gospel- Argo and Les Miserables.  It reminded me that all great stories are a reflection of the greatest story of all- the story of what God did for us in Jesus that we could not do for ourselves.  I’m no movie reviewer, but in […]

Seven Ingredients of Proclaiming Christ

February 14, 2013 by


Any movement as effective as Young Life has a “special sauce,” a unique way of looking at life that makes it different than other movement.  Jim Rayburn, the founder of Young Life, embodied this “special sauce” in the early days of the mission, especially in the way he spoke to teenagers about Jesus.  Rayburn’s vision […]

Reading to Lead (2/7/13)

February 7, 2013 by


Here’s what I’m reading this week: One of the Greatest Speeches of All Time    Whenever we speak in front of a group of people, chances are good that there will be several, distinct groups of people in our audience.  Nancy Duarte’s analysis of Ronald Reagan’s speech to the nation following the Space Shuttle Challenger […]

Creating Culture

February 5, 2013 by


“The best Young Life is yet to be done.” Do you believe this? For years, older YL staff would encourage younger staff and leaders with that statement. It is a wonderful idea that rests upon a profound understanding of culture. Part of this understanding is a belief that the best way to impact culture is […]