And while you’re multitasking today, make sure to check this out . . .Read more "The High Cost of Multitasking"
Yesterday, I gave an important message at VALLEY Christian Church, stressing the Biblical importance and mandate for church diversity. When I became the Lead Pastor, our church was 100% White. I felt God’s conviction that this was not healthy or Biblical, so I began to lead the church in a vision of diversity for our […]Read more "Church Diversity: The Undeniable Truth"
So very proud of my brother, Scott Williamson, who was the Fall 2013 Convocation Keynote Speaker for The University of Georgia’s Grady College. Scott is the Vice-President of Public Affairs and Communications for Coca-Cola North America Group. But more important than all that to me, he’s the one who taught me how to throw a […]Read more "Shine Your Own Shoes"
Although I haven’t been a pastor for 30 year (only a little over 23), I found Thom S. Rainer‘s blog post, “Seven Ways Pastoring Has Changed In 30 Years“, quite interesting and accurate. Little wonder, the pastor drop-out rate is so high! Thirty years ago, most people in the community held the pastor in high […]Read more "7 Ways Pastoring Has Changed In 30 Years"
Last Sunday, at VALLEY Christian Church, I taught on the story of Gideon from Judges 6 & 7. It’s an amazing story where God gives Gideon’s army the victory despite being outnumbered 450 to 1! Gideon was victorious even though he had an Underdog mentality that said, “The Odds Are Against Me”. The climax of […]Read more "Monkey See, Monkey Do"
Read this post today and still have tears in my eyes from laughing so hard. If you need a good belly laugh, check out, “Accidental Worship Heresy“. My favorite from the list: “He is jealous for me, floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee.” #worshipheresyRead more "Accidental Worship Heresy"
A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Catalyst conference in Dallas, Texas with four other members of the church staff of VALLEY Christian Church. While there, we heard some incredibly challenging, insightful and thought provoking messages. Below are some of my notes from a lab given by Matt Carter, pastor of The Austin Stone […]Read more "3 Guiding Principles to Live On Mission"