You shall not sacrifice to the LORD your God an ox or a sheep in which is a blemish, any defect whatever, for that is an abomination to the LORD your God. Deuteronomy 17:1 How[…]
Jesus came into our context, calling and intentionally drawing people to him to be discipled. We also need to be intentional about drawing people to Him.
This Sunday morning I had the great privilege of worshiping with Persian followers of Christ.
As a minister I regularly consort with drunkards, the violent, gossips, the sexually immoral, the rebellious … and then there’s my work outside the church body…
An open letter to churches who add first time guests to their mailing lists: Please stop!
What a turmoil of emotions. Relief and anxiety. Encouragement and frustrations. Hope and despair. Excitement and dread. Those words describe my experience of leading a struggling church through a merger. I have to admit it’s not[…]
Church leadership is a pain in the backside. Whether one is full time, bi-vocational, volunteer, a lay leader, etc. matters not. It is a difficult calling. Years ago while church planting my mentor and I[…]
This morning I was feeling … off. I can’t describe it better than that. There was simply the feeling of not being all there. Perhaps it could be described as a lack of focus. For[…]
As a bi-vocational minister I struggle between working for myself and working to be able to minister.
I had quite a few folk among my friends and church family ask me what Maundy or Maundy Thursday meant. Here’s my quick reply to that. I’m not digging into the history…just the basics and[…]