Sincerity Is Better than Cool

Posted by Brady Boyd

Sincerity - speaking and acting honestly and truthfully; someone who is free from pretense and is genuine. We pastors are a troublesome tribe at times.  None of us will admit to being copycats of the cool, but let one young pastor start a fast growing church and suddenly many of us will begin wearing the same [...]

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FOMO -The Fear of Missing Out

Posted by Brady Boyd

Ten minutes into our requested breakfast meeting, I regretted having said yes. The young man who had asked for the get-together—he needed some pastoral coaching, evidently—was sitting across from me at the diner, and now, there at the restaurant, with my full attention pointed his way, he had the gall to check his smart phone [...]

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Leadership Under Pressure

Posted by Brady Boyd

“What you have heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus. Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you – guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.” 2 Timothy 1:13-14 (A letter from his mentor Paul) When a leader [...]

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Weighty Words

Posted by Brady Boyd

In your teaching, show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned … Titus 2:7b-8a I had not seen this young leader in almost a year and the difference in 12 months was remarkable. In times past, I could see the obvious talent and the potential for influence, but the big difference was [...]

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Does Jesus Need Us to “Take a Stand for Him”?

Posted by Brady Boyd

When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. 1 Peter 2:23 NIV It occurred to me today while speaking about Christ on the cross, that he never once asked his followers to defend him or attempt [...]

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Feet on the Rock, Head in the Clouds

Posted by Brady Boyd

In N.T. Wright’s profound book, Justification: God’s Plan and Paul’s Vision, he writes, “The point of discourse is to learn with and from one another. I used to tell my students that at least 20 percent of what I was telling them was wrong, but I didn’t know which 20 percent it was: I make many [...]

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Blind Spots and the Crashes they Cause

Posted by Brady Boyd

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 My pickup was red and shiny and had tires with chrome rims that would blind you if the sun hit at just the right angle. Pam and her parent’s toy poodle were in the front seat and we were driving through our hometown on [...]

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William Wallace and My Book about Women

Posted by Brady Boyd

I have agreed to write an e-book about the role of women in church and the inspiration came from an unlikely source. I was watching Braveheart, the movie inspired by the life of Scottish warrior William Wallace, and a particular scene helped clarify a big idea about this very important topic. There is a scene [...]

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The Thinking Church

Posted by Brady Boyd

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things. Philippians 4:8-9 What are you thinking about right now? Are you considering any new ideas or imagining new possibilities or realities? Have our [...]

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What Every Church Planter Needs?

Posted by Brady Boyd

A group of us had some great conversations at our New Life Leader’s Conference last week about planting healthy, life giving local churches. New Life has planted three successful churches in the last four years and we talked at the conference about the reasons each of them is thriving. 1. There was a prayerful evaluation [...]

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