Growing a church is bad for your soul or at least it can be.Read More Growing A Church Is Bad For Your Soul
We all have a mother. There is no getting around it. Having a mother is an intricate part of the procreating process that God dreamed into our earthly reality. While I know that science and social experimentation have tweaked the birthing process since it was first introduced, the genetics of a mother are still required. […]Read More Mother’s Day Revisited
So many of the people who have a profound effect on us lived well before we did. People who lived through great challenge and turmoil, but somehow made it through. People who faced tremendous opposition, but somehow kept their cool and control of their words. People who walked a path with little company while calling […]Read More What Would He Say Today?
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
“Here it is again, the Great Reversal: many of the first ending up last, and the last first.” (Matthew 20:16 – The Message) Service. That is the call that God gives to those who put their faith in salvation through Christ Jesus. Specifically, God has called us to serve others in as many ways […]Read More Least, Last, and Living in Reversal
Tragedy. Terrorist Act. Murder. Psychopath. Hater. Call it what you want, but the Orlando night club shooting is a devastating loss of life on many levels. With more than 100 dead or wounded we know that thousands of family members have been effected with loss and grief. We know that a community has been shaken […]Read More I’ve got something to say to Orlando (but it’s not my words)
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