What I’ve Learned as a Church Visitor

Since I transitioned from full-time ministry to speaking and sharing on a part-time basis, I've had the opportunity to visit a number of churches. I have been in a church of over a thousand; I've been with congregations numbering in the hundreds; and I've been in a church that had less than twenty. I've been…

Wait like a Pharisee (sort of)

I'm a bad waiter. Not like at Cracker Barrel, though I probably wouldn't get very many stars on my apron because I'd spill too many things on too many customers. I mean: I'm bad at waiting. I just don't like to do it. No matter how much I try to remind myself about patience, and…

On the Need for Pals & Parchments

What keeps you going? What gets you through the rough days, the times of uncertainty, the questions that do not have easy answers? Well, the answer for that is probably a bit different for each of us. This morning, I was reminded of two ways that help me face the challenges -- and I was…