If you follow me on social media at all, you may or may not have noticed that I am mildly opposed to the GOP nominee for president. (Because the internet is largely devoid of tone, except for very skilled writers, of which I am not one, that was understatement for effect.) Some of my fellow […]
I was recently provided a copy of The Cradle, The Cross, and the Crown: An Introduction to the New Testament (2nd Edition) by B&H Academic for review, and I am excited to write about it.
As a shepherd of God’s people, my job is to lead people to The Shepherd, Jesus. Because I need Him as much as (maybe more than) everyone. My job in saying “follow me” is not that you would model my good behavior, but my admission that I am in need if Grace, which He freely […]
When I think about it, I have heard (and myself used) the verse “I have become all things to all people, that by any means, I might save some.” (1 Cor 9:22b) as cause to hyper-focus on a demographic in ministry. i.e., becoming a “rock-and-roll” church… But isn’t this “becoming some things to some people” […]
This Summer I am doing something I haven’t done in 16 years of fairly active ministry (3 years as a college student, 11 years as a bi-vocational “lay minister”, and the last 2.5 as an ordained pastor): taking a Summer off of active ministry duty. Some people call this situation a “Sabbatical”, meaning a rest […]