Reading is a big deal in my family. Trying to keep my 10 year old “in books” is worse that trying to keep her in shoes or clothes (which she outgrows at a rapid pace). We’re regular patrons at our local library, and probably a decent percentage of it’s monthly revenue (in late fees.) I’m […]
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 […]