Author Archives: Jon

Our Distinguishing Mark

If you invite me to your house and tell me to make myself at home, beware. I will take you up on the offer. I’ll turn down the heat (because I’m always hot), take off my shoes, raid the refrigerator, … Continue reading

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I’m in a Hurry

I hate to be late.  It bothers me more than I can express in words.  In truth, I would rather not show up than be late for something. I guess it was bred into me from an early age because, … Continue reading

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When Leaders Leave

I heard a leadership talk years ago that compared leading an organization to driving a bus. The bus (organization) has a destination and along the way, people get on and people get off, each with their own set of reasons. … Continue reading

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Advent Reflections

This year at our church (The Fountain, Phoenix) I took a step into new territory and led our congregation through the celebration of Advent. The Pentecostal expression of Christianity I grew up in never celebrated Advent, and I’m not exactly … Continue reading

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