Yesterday we talked about unhealthy ambition. Today, as promised, we look more closely at healthy ambition. Aliza Weller, in her TEDx talk, makes a helpful distinction between ambition and aspiration. She looks at the Latin root ambitio, which means “going around soliciting votes.” It implies striving for honor and preferment. In contrast, she advocates … Continue reading What is Healthy Ambition?
To all the excited entrepreneurs out there; all the game changers who are out to disrupt whole economies; all the young church planters who are reaching to build the next megachurch: Stop killing people with your ambition. The desire to achieve is a good thing. Achieving goals feels good, it elevates our sense of self-worth. … Continue reading Stop Killing People with Your Ambition
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23) Welcome to our Fruitful Disciplines Series! This powerful series was designed to help you become wiser, stronger, and more effective by growing in these spiritual qualities. Each sermon provides … Continue reading Grow in Faith with the Fruitful Disciplines Series
I’ve been reflecting these past few months about my hopes and dreams for my family. And one of those dreams is that everyone in my family would not simply survive, but thrive. Surviving is about the basic requirements of life: food, shelter, safety, and relationships. It even includes a basic sense of purpose in life … Continue reading 4 Basic Qualities that Will Move You From Surviving to Thriving
I'm trying out the idea of planning my year quarter by quarter, rather than looking at yearlong goals. One of my big goals is to grow the ministry of Covenant-First Presbyterian to 200 active and engaged worshippers. Since so many people first encounter our church through web content, I've decided to beef up our … Continue reading Five Best Posts – the first quarter of 2017 in review