Yesterday I preached from the following text… Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one […]Read More Rethinking Sunday
A vision for and call to the holy way of God will bring our dead and decayed spirits and congregations alive in Christ and full of the purposed activity in every change that comes to our country and our world.Read More Holiness Lost and Found
His words help us to see all of the things that we do in ministry – the menial and the mystical, the glory and the grief, the enriching and the exhausting – as full partners in God’s redemption of the world through the church.Read More In Honor of Good (and not so good) Pastors Everywhere
I am finding that there are realities in the pastoral life and call that must be confessed or they will bog down our spiritual life and derail our ministry.Read More Why Pastors Need Lent Too
Make sure you are looking for the glory of God. If you aren’t looking for it you certainly won’t see it. You might walk in and out of the sanctuary happy your songs were sung and upset the sermon was too long, but ready to get to Luby’s for lunch.Read More See What You Want To See
Justice – God’s justice – is a whole other cool thing. And just be clear, the pursuit of justice is not something new that was birthed in this millennium by hipster Christians.Read More Is God Fair?
NYC memories and experiences are a matter of competition among some Nazarenes pitting one district against another and comparing the stories of one teenager (or youth pastor) to their friends.Read More MY NYC is better than your NYC!