Posts Tagged ‘David Sanford’

Remarkable Truths About A Widow By David Sanford

4 Remarkable Truths in the Story of a Poor Widow Who Gave All How often do widows come up in the Gospels? Surprisingly, a lot! The most famous widow’s story is found at the end of Mark 12. At first, what Jesus appears to do (and not do) causes many readers to wince. Even worse?…

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How to Know God in Your Life By David Sanford

Wrong and Right Ways to Know God Is in Your Life Jason is still a good friend of mine. He used to be an outstanding Christian leader. One of the best. After several hard experiences, though, Jason no longer felt God was in His life. “God,” Jason prayed, “if You are real, say something. I…

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When Jesus Chooses to Not Play Nice By David Sanford

Powerful Ways Jesus Chooses to Not “Play Nice” To Jesus, the master conversationalist, relationship and meaning triumph over social norms…every time. He interrupts. He puzzles. He changes subject. He provokes. He monologues. It’s all fair game toward one overriding mission. This is what happens before the Bible’s most famous verse, John 3:16! A Visitor Because…

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105 Ways to Follow Jesus By David Sanford

Are We Mindful of the 105 Ways to Follow Jesus? If you pay close attention while reading the Gospels, you discover that nearly every time Jesus talks with someone, He uses a new approach. He does so for good reason. After all, each individual starts at a different place, with different beliefs and misconceptions, with…

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How Does Jesus See People? By David Sanford

How Does Jesus Really See People? So how, exactly, does the Lord Jesus Christ see each member of humanity? The answer, it turns out, is more relevant than ever—and has three parts. They’re not the same, but how are they different? The people we lead need to know! The three parts are: God’s Church –…

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Love No Matter What (10 Ways) By David Sanford

How do you love no matter what? Have you ever winced upon learning that a board or staff member within your ministry is struggling? Even harder, does that individual appear to doubt some of what he or she used to believe about God, the Bible, Jesus Christ, the Church, and the Christian faith? If so,…

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Can We Have The Conversation? By David Sanford

The Conversation We Need to Have – Together It’s time for us to have the conversation. It’s time for black and white to gather at the table, together.  Can we have a conversation just like Dietrich Bonhoeffer? Another Christian leader confided to me: “I almost feel powerless to do anything about racial justice…. What do…

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Transforming Wounds into Wisdom By David Sanford

Christian Leaders: Transforming Wounds into Wisdom Jolyn Davidson is a licensed psychotherapist in practice for over thirty years. Davidson has been a consultant for and trainer of leaders of non-profit ministries and for-profit organizations here and abroad. She is a consultant to practitioners of a variety of disciplines, contributing author to several psychotherapy books, and…

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Confessions: An Interview with Brent C. Hofer By David Sanford

Confessions of an Angry Christian Leader Augustine’s Confessions was the very first Western autobiography. Countless others have followed. The newest is by Brent C. Hofer. Brent, what’s it about?  As Christian leaders, it’s not enough for us to manage anger. Recovery is possible. I’m living proof. Confessions of an Angry Man is my redemptive story.…

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17 Ways to Hit Refresh By David Sanford

17 Ways Christian Leaders Can Hit the “Refresh” Button Every Christian leader who still wants to be in the ministry five years from now needs to take a day or two off each quarter to hit the “refresh” button. The most valuable assets we have, after all, aren’t our offices, computers, books and other tangible…

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