Essays and Literature

The Spirit-Led Leader

Light pouring through a window of Chartres Cathedral during morning prayer


These few essays get to the heart of what it means to be a Spirit-led leader—someone who is above all committed to a vital relationship with God and learning how to live and lead out of that relationship through the power and working of the Holy Spirit.

Reflections on Inter-Faith Dialogue

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How do we as Christians interact with and love those from other religions? In this collection of stand alone, individual essays you will find suggestions on how to engage meaningfully in conversation with individuals from different faiths.

Spirit-Filled Pastoral Leadership

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A two-part series on pastoral leadership.

Dialogue with the Disillusioned

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Why do we keep praying, especially in the face of disappointment with God? What should we think, and how should we respond, when our prayers are not answered as we hope? These questions and more are explored in this series of essays written in consideration of the many disillusioned people who have written or spoken to me over the years.

Benefiting from Buddhism


This series of articles was prompted by extended time teaching in Southeast Asia in a predominately Buddhist context. It is designed to help Christians to more constructively think about and interact with those who think, believe, or live differently than they—and to grow personally and spiritually in the process.

Making a Difference for Those Who Suffer

In the aftermath of genocide in Rwanda and the aftershocks for millions in the Congo

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A three-part series on how to see God at work in the midst of great suffering, and how anyone can hope to make a difference. These reflections were inspired by hopeful signs Tim witnessed in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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