Fun Things About Ministry, Post #1

I’ve been thinking about some of the fun things that I get to do as a pastor. Not everything that a pastor does is fun. Along with countless other vocations, pastoral ministry is challenging and there are things about it that are difficult. So, I thought for the next few days I’d highlight a fewContinue reading “Fun Things About Ministry, Post #1”

The Gospel According to Starbucks

I’m totally taking the title from a really good Len Sweet book. I hope that is ok, Sweet. I was at Starbucks yesterday, getting properly caffeinated before Easter services, and a cool thing happened. A person went through the Drive Thru and gave the Barista a loaded gift card to use for the next severalContinue reading “The Gospel According to Starbucks”

Doctoral Work Reflection

On March 15th I defended my dissertation assignment, bringing to conclusion a three year process to receive a Doctor of Ministry degree… what a relief! As I think about this phase of my life coming to an end, I had some things that I thought were important to “name” and to share. Perhaps this mayContinue reading “Doctoral Work Reflection”

Social Media: A parable

In the middle of a city square was a massive water fountain where citizens would throw spare change on their daily commutes, during lunch periods, and late in the evening during causal strolls through the city. Overtime, the sum of the coins resembled a fair amount of money. The local government considered cashing in theContinue reading “Social Media: A parable”