When We’re Too Good at Fighting

by Joe Fontenot in Foundations of Leadership

Answers in Genesis opened their Noah’s Ark exhibit to a storm of criticism from inside the Christian community. And I couldn’t help but think: wait, we’re all Christians here–why are we shooting at each other?

The Funnel

Everything we know is a filter for everything we see. When we know God, we know love. Why then are we so eager to kill each other?

Jesus and the GOP

by Joe Fontenot in Are You a Politician?

A lot of people confuse the conservative party of America with Christianity. But the two things are fundamentally different.

Was Jesus a Politician?

by Joe Fontenot in Are You a Politician?

Relationships are the essence of politics. Jesus’ entire ministry was about showing us a better way. His way.
In this political season, where does Jesus want his followers?

The Silent Middle of Leadership

by Joe Fontenot in Foundations of Leadership

Anyone who’s either brave or stupid can grab the reigns. But it’s a special kind of person who can move us forward without losing us all in the process.


by Joe Fontenot in Just So You Know

I have come to think of the time I spend with God each morning as a submarine. No matter how rough the waves, I can always dive deeper. It is this that keeps us from losing hope.

The thing we Need but don’t always See.

by Joe Fontenot in Parenting

It strikes me how much these little ones need us. But not just to give them food or a place to live. They need us on a much deeper level. They need to know they are valuable to us. And they need to feel that.

Am I breaking the law right now?

by Joe Fontenot in Success Habits

In Jesus’ day there were lots who loved the law. They loved it like a gun. Jesus’ message was a bit different. In some ways, he taught the opposite.

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