• Impact

    Fifty-Five Years Ago this Week

    Leadership is broken because leaders are unbroken Fifty-five years ago this week I flew from Philadelphia to Dallas to become a student at Dallas Theological Seminary and enter into the great adventure that transformed me from a rough edged kid into a pastor, professor, and mentor. Amazing! So many rough edges remain, but grace has worked through them despite my flaws. Three influences at Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) laid the foundation for God’s grace in me, and I want to celebrate these influences for His glory… 1.  My fellow students, peers who taught more than anyone else, perhaps in all my life. I sat in the classroom with some of…

  • Heartprints

    Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart

    Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks…or is it?  For some people Thanksgiving means nothing more than the kick off for the Christmas holiday season.   Decorating, baking, shopping, and standing in long lines at the local retail stores all usher in the beginning of that busy time of year we call Christmas.  A few weeks ago I was shopping at a popular craft store in our neighborhood.  “Isn’t this a bit early for the lines to be so long,” I thought to myself?  The store was extremely busy and the lines were excruciatingly long.  After searching for any line that appeared shorter, I finally decided to stay put in my…