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What A Photo And Its Caption Taught Me About Leadership

I’ll admit it: I have an uneasy relationship with leadership. read more

Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Reflections On A Couple Of Days In Nashville

Julie and I spent last Thursday – Saturday in Nashville, Tennessee, where we visited our daughter Taylor Underwood and her husband Nate. read more

The “Eye Surgery” Sermon Map Rewind

For the second straight Sunday, I interrupted a series to deliver a message more designed than written; more mapped than manuscripted. read more

#TBT — Avon Championships, Dallas, Texas, 1980

This is from a Mixed Doubles exhibition match I played with three other juniors from Dallas during the 1980 Avon Championships at SMU‘s Moody Coliseum. The Avon tour was the successor to the Virginia Slims and the predecessor of today’s WTA tour. read more

Ear Writing And How To Do It

What in the world is ear writing?  And why would I give this post that odd title? read more

Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Ways Geography Shapes Ministry At Good Shepherd

A lot of you know this already, but I’ll repeat it again:  I love the Steele Creek section of Charlotte.  We’ve lived in the same house since our arrival at Good Shepherd in 1999, and I like almost everything about this unique corner of our region. read more

A Spontaneous Sermon Rewind

How do you have a “written” sermon rewind of a sermon that you never wrote? read more

How Me And The Boss Are Bros

Several years ago, I read Peter Ames Carlin’s biography of Bruce Springsteen. read more

Top Five Tuesday — Top Five “I Want To Preach Like …”

Occasionally I will hear or see or read people in other disciplines of either art or communication or sports and think to myself:  “That’s the way I’d like to preach …” read more