Why Do You Want to Blog?

When Floodgate Creative develops websites for clients, they almost always want us to include blogging capabilities in the design.  Many leaders see the future, and want to be a part of it.  Blogging, they feel, is a necessary ingredient for the potential reach of the organization. And they’re right. But is that the only reason [...]

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20 Topics I Wish You’d Write About

I love gleaning the wisdom of others. I also love using the word “gleaning” in a sentence.  And I really believe that many of you have something amazing to say. To write about. So whether you’ve got your own blog, or simply want to create an extended note on Facebook, I want to give you [...]

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A Message for the New Year

Rather than typing words about the new year, I created this short film (with the unending help of Jason Rowe and Dave Wilkins – my two partners at Floodgate).  And thanks to Katy, too – our new friend who is an amazing artist. In these two minutes, my hope is communicated for myself, my family, [...]

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What One Thing Would God Say to the North American Church?

What if Christmas happened again?  What if God came to the United States or Canada?  And what if He stood on some global platform (probably YouTube) and proclaimed ONE MESSAGE to every church in these nations? Would He be positive?  Would He speak of something that desperately needs an overhaul?  Would He talk about church [...]

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Five Personal Growth Questions for the New Year

During this time of year, I’m always more introspective and reflective.  I really want to do better this year than I did last year.  To help me figure this out, I’m asking five questions, then answering them honestly with my wife, and a trusted friend.  The most important decisions in life happen when we’re willing [...]

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