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4 Dangers of Leaders Who Like Being Liked

Typically genuine and kind and reasonable people like being liked. They don’t wake up in the morning wondering if they can cause a new person to hate them today. But needing to be liked is different. When someone needs approval from others, the person is willing to sacrifice conviction and

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WATCH: Ivanka Trump Gives Her Father an ‘A, Of Course’ for His Performance as President

Ivanka Trump offered high praise for President Donald Trump in an interview on Fox and Friends that aired Monday, giving her father "an A, of course" for his performance as President while in office. (more…)

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Ice Cube Honored with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame; Family Joins him for Ceremony as he Honors his Wife and Thanks Fans Who ‘Have Been There from Day One’

Monday was a good day for Ice Cube. (more…)

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Trump Tests the Waters for Middle East Peace in Meeting With Palestinian President Abbas

Testing the waters for Middle East peace, President Donald Trump traveled Tuesday through the barrier ringing biblical Bethlehem to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. (more…)

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R&B Great Luther Vandross Would Be 66 Today

There’s no shortage of good R&B performers today. But stellar, pure singers in the mainstream? That’s not easy to find. Luther Vandross was arguably one of the last truly great R&B singers. He would’ve turned 66 today (April 20). (more…)

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9 Key Changes ‘the Urgent Church’ Must Make to Avoid Dying

It broke my heart. Another church closed. This church had unbelievable potential. Indeed, it had its own "glory days," but only for a season. But, 10 years ago, few would have predicted this church's closure. Today, it is but another statistic in the ecclesiastical graveyard. (more…)

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Charleston, South Carolina, Is Losing Churches Amid Changes

The Greater Macedonia Church building on Alexander Street in downtown Charleston is for sale. So is the Mount Carmel AME Church building on Rutledge Avenue. The old Zion-Olivet Presbyterian Church at the end of Cannon Street sits empty. (more…)

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Essentials Steps to Change the Culture In Your Church

This morning in my Missional Next Generation class at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary I taught students three basic steps to change the culture in your church. Changing the culture takes time: churches are more like an aircraft carrier than a jet ski. Changing the culture involves unique features in each

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Google Opens Up Howard University West on Its California Campus to Train Black Coders

Google is opening "Howard West" on its campus in Mountain View, Calif., a Silicon Valley outpost for the historically black university where computer science majors can immerse themselves in coding instruction and tech culture, not to mention the inner workings of one of the planet's most famous companies. (more…)

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