Selected Books on Leadership (May 2012)

A good friend of mine reached out to me earlier this week asking what resources I have been reading lately on leadership. I get questions like this a lot, and not just about leadership, but issues relating to culture, the spiritual life, theology and so forth. I also get lots of questions about news sources I read every day, as […]

Wars and Rumors: A Reprise

(I posted this about a year ago, but as I thought about much of what is going on in our world today I decided a reprise made sense, keeping in mind, of course, the dated but still ongoing realities stemming from the 2011 Japanese earthquake, Libya, etc. –Matthew) I am quite anxious about sounding cliché in putting this post forward, […]

Hope Beyond the Rubble

September 11, 2001, is a day that forever changed the shape of America. Like you, I will never forget it. Early that morning I had gone riding horses with a good friend, surveying the many things he was doing to develop his newly acquired ranch. Because I knew much of our morning would find us tucked deeply into an array […]

God’s Presence in the Pit

“Write This Down…” provides a restatement of selected points or observations from various teaching venues at which Pastor Matthew speaks. The following material is from Pastor Matthew’s sermon entitled, “God’s Presence in the Pit”, part of the sermon series “Memoirs of an Ancient Prophet: A Study of the Book of Daniel,” presented the weekend of January 30, 2011, at Bethel […]

Abigail Among Fools

Perhaps it’s because I have daughters of my own, and a wife who is beyond amazing. I suppose I don’t really know why, but for some reason I am really drawn to that biblical character named Abigail, the wife of Nabal, a rich land-owner from Maon, “whose business was in Carmel” (1 Samuel 25:3). Were she a man I would […]