• Why Christians Still Get the Bible Wrong When It Comes to Judgment

    Simplistic and lazy interpretation is damaging our prophetic witness in today’s culture. Recently, I’ve been attacked yet again by other Christians on social media for making firm stands about issues in today’s culture. For instance, whenever I post on current issues, I’ll get some followers who tell me I shouldn’t be speaking up, or that […]

  • Early Career Advice: Say ‘Yes’ and Figure It Out Later

    My advice for starting your career is to nearly always say “yes.” After I graduated from college and moved to Los Angeles, I was so nervous about letting down film producers, that time after time I turned down projects I didn’t think I was capable of doing. But after awhile, I needed to eat, so […]

  • Why Today Is the Moment to Start Moving Up in Your Career

    You’ve probably heard the controversy about “quiet quitting” – the idea that in today’s post-pandemic world, people have lost their motivation and are just “cruising” on the job. Companies across America are concerned about it, as productivity is dramatically dropping. There may never be a better time to advance in your career goals… One of […]

  • Be Careful What You Tolerate

    The title of this post has so many implications on every level of living. But my purpose here is with your career and calling. I worked with a church recently who completed a massive update to their sound system. It was in desperate need, and although it was expensive, it positively transformed the Sunday service experience. […]

  • It’s Time to Take Ownership of Your Career and Your Life

    One of the most heartbreaking things I see during financial recessions is the absolute shock many people face when they lose their job.  It’s as if they are actually stunned.  They had just assumed a job would always be there, and now have absolutely no idea what to do next.  During my career in the […]

  • Do We Need More Diversity in Church Leadership?

    I know “diversity” is a touchy subject, largely because so many leaders feel like it’s being forced on them in multiple ways in today’s culture. However, I’ve discovered that in most nonprofits, churches, and ministry organizations, we do need to be more intentional about making diversity happen. I still see leadership meetings at churches where […]

  • Why Churches Should Be Creative Training Centers

    Living and working in Hollywood for more than 30 years, I was thinking recently about the number of creative and media professionals I regularly meet who got their start working for a local church. For instance, I know people who are considered top TV Commercial directors today who got their start shooting videos for local […]

  • The real reason Christians are losing credibility in America

    We’ve all experienced it – the uneasy feeling that this country has lost its moral compass and we’re drifting further and further away from basic Christian principles. While America was never actually a “Christian country” it’s pretty obvious that for the last 200 years, Judeo-Christian principles have been the most popular religious tradition in our […]

  • Losing focus? Yes, the dangers of multi-tasking are real

    A couple of years ago, I wrote a post while reporting from London, where I was filming two completely different projects, plus keeping up online with other clients. So it was no surprise that I’ve been thinking a lot about multi-tasking. 10 years ago we thought it was hot for all of us high profile […]

  • Paul Revere and the Power of Networking

    In the book “The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell, he tells the story of Paul Revere and the start of the American Revolution.  Everyone knows the story – one day a stable boy overheard a British officer telling another soldier that tomorrow there would be “hell to pay”.  The boy ran with the news to […]

  • Should Pastors Spin Off Their Own Side Ministries?

    In the last few years, we’ve seen a number of major pastors leave their church. In some cases it happens because of positive reasons like retirement, a leader’s change of direction, or a move. But more controversial is when it’s because of negative reasons like moral or other failure. In those cases, one of the […]

  • Why Do We Criticize Large Churches?

    Hardly a day goes by without seeing a number of Christians on social media criticizing large churches. Just like the Instagram meme in this post below, it’s assumed that just because a church is big, they must be compromising the gospel, not preaching the Bible, or some other lame charge. It seems that for far […]