Review of ‘12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You’ by Tony Reinke


My wife and I have a running argument about who spends more time on their iPhone. (The correct answer is her, of course!) We worry that the other person is missing out on real life by focusing so intently on … Continue reading Review of ‘12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You’ by Tony Reinke

Today’s Influence Magazine Articles


Today at InfluenceMagazine.com: John Davidson interviews Patrick Grach for the Influence Podcast about how existing churches can multiply churches. Stephen Blandino turns to Paul’s Philippian letter for spiritual guidance for leading in the midst of chaos. Christina Quick cites Pew research about how Islam is projected to overtake Christianity as the world’s most populous religion in the latter half of the twenty-first century. Please make sure to follow and like Influence on Facebook, Twitter, and iTunes! Continue reading Today’s Influence Magazine Articles

#InfluencePodcast with Mark Batterson about ‘Play the Man’


My friend Mark Batterson has a forthcoming book: Play the Man: Becoming the Man God Created You to Be. Its release date is May 2, 2017, and its publisher is Baker Books. In this Influence Podcast, I talk to him about the book, about how biblical manhood doesn’t mean women can’t lead, and about how to help raise sons to become good men. Take a listen! http://traffic.libsyn.com/influenceresources/04-17-17_Inf-Pod_Mark-Batterson-2.mp3 Continue reading #InfluencePodcast with Mark Batterson about ‘Play the Man’

My Article on Foster Care, Adoption, and Leadership


My article, “What Foster Care and Adoption Taught Me About Life and Leadership,” appeared today at InfluenceMagazine.com. Follow the link to read the whole thing, but here’s an excerpt: And so, my wife and I found ourselves providing full-time care to other people’s kids. (Did I mention that they were girls? In diapers?) We found ourselves downtown, in a government building, interacting regularly with people struggling with addiction, joblessness and homelessness. It was a far from the comfortable, middle-class, suburban life we had grown up with, and that we had, in turn, created for ourselves. It was hard. (I’ll get back … Continue reading My Article on Foster Care, Adoption, and Leadership