When I saw the pictures similar to the ones above and below, projected on the screen I turned to our church board chair and whispered, “Hey, where is my horse? You owe me a horse!” She tried to restrain her chuckle. The leaders of local churches who are about to experience a change in pastoral… Continue reading What Itinerancy REALLY Looks Like Today
I’ve been praying away the extra ten pounds I gained through the holidays. But nothing is happening. I do not think God will come through for me on this one, my way, anyway. Right about now you might be in the same predicament I am in. I am having a hard time staying on track… Continue reading Can you save your 2019 goals in March?
As a minister you know all too well how intense it is to feel burned out, especially during the High Holy days. You wonder sometimes, is there any way to avoid it? Does it come with the territory? The holidays can be especially stressful for ministers and their families; not only because of the… Continue reading 3 Things Small Church Ministers Can Do (or…Not Do) to Enjoy the Holidays
A Thanksgiving reflection on attributes of Jesus.
I have indeed Encountered evil In the holiest of places. Gnashing of teeth Fueled by fear By the faithful to a gospel They personally Not know yet. Altars are lifted daily To the gods of comfort To the gods of power To the gods of me and myself To the gods of manipulation And deceit.… Continue reading Enfleshed Evil, Part 1