I listened to this podcast interview and found many similar parallels to my own journey. The trajectory of this pastor’s journey and struggle was very similar to mine. (I didn’t end up in Puerto Rico, but not all of us could, I’m sure.) In a time of polarization and “great resignations,” the American conservative churchContinue reading “Pastors and trauma”
I was so fortunate to preach at our church, Church of the Apostles, this past weekend. My subject was on the resurrection life and how it impacts prayer. If you haven’t witnessed a more liturgical service, I invite you to watch the entire video. My message begins around the 19:12 mark.
I am approaching my one year anniversary of ordination as a vocational deacon in the Anglican Church in North America. It has been a journey from 30 years of ministry in one tradition and now entering ordained ministry in a new (to me) tradition. The vocational deacon is still being “formed” in the ACNA. ItContinue reading “A year as ordained deacon”
I heard a preacher say (probably more than one preacher): Moses spent 40 years thinking he was somebody; 40 years knowing he was nobody; and 40 years discovering what God can do with a nobody.
When a church, or a church denomination, faces controversy, THIS SERMON gives a great example of how to expose the issue because it is necessary to expose the issue, and all the while still believing in the resurrected Christ.
I was honored to preach at my friend Wayne Anderson’s church this past weekend. Here is the worship service. My message starts around minute 22:30.
My wife and I have spent the week on the border of Texas and Mexico. The number one lesson I’ve learned when it comes to opinions about immigration: we all have opinions about immigration. Also, most opinions that get shared from either viewpoint (“pro” immigrant or “anti” immigrant) in a wider audience come from peopleContinue reading “Incarnational ministry at the border”
Our church has been going through the book Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. This message from last Sunday gets at tough questions. I am left asking, especially in this highly charged election season, how do I keep seeing the divine in others, especially those with whom I disagree? Lord, have mercy!
I have reached final approval to be ordained as a vocational deacon in the Anglican Church. This has been a journey, taking me from 30 years of ministry in the Assemblies of God to the choice of being vocational deacon rather than moving into the priesthood.