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Proactive Leadership

There are all sorts of tensions in our culture that, in my opinion, as leaders, we need to be proactive in addressing.  Unfortunately, many times we tend to just let them come to us (and then react to them) rather than proactively leading our people and equipping them to navigate conversations like: same-sex attraction/partnershipgay marriagelegalization of marijuana Then there are some other topics that we tend to just let go unaddressed in the church context, like: the role of women in the churchspecific (defers from context to context) spiritual giftsnavigating the church and state boundaries These are all issues that are too often left unaddressed and therefore they become "unspoken truths" that leave people to drown in their own assumptions.  And this creates confusion.  We tend to think that people will be able to navigate these issues on their own and clearly understand our position as a local church.  Both assumptions are wrong.  And, it's my firm belief that we m…

Advance Reader Giveaway...

Well, I have extra Advance Reader Copiesof my forthcoming book and I want to give them away!  So, like I have done in the past, I thought I would include my daughters into the process.

So, here is how you can get a copy:

RetweetShare the post on FacebookI will send out tweets that say, "RT for a chance to win a free copy of Losing Your Religion" and I will also be posting on Facebook, "Share for chance to win a free copy of Losing Your Religion."

I will give it a few hours and then my two oldest daughters will be choosing the winners - one for Facebook and one for Twitter.  To keep this fair (because my daughters will always pick a girl!) I will assign a number to each person that either RT's or Shares the post.  I will ask my girls to pick a number and if your number is picked, I will contact you for your address...and then I will mail you the book.

BUT here's the best part about it...whichever daughter picks your number will also write you a little note.  It&…