The dire warnings of Christian Celebrity

David French takes up the subject of celebrity pastors. It’s not just about the latest notable failing and “fashion pastors.” Or, “hot pastors.” It’s about guarding our hearts and staying humble before the Lord. Christian celebrities will continue to fall. But they don’t have to fall so often. They don’t have to inflict so muchContinue reading “The dire warnings of Christian Celebrity”

2 places where my voice will be raised

There are a couple of areas becoming clear where I will do a bit more writing and start back in podcasting for 2020. I will continue to lend my voice, small as it is, to supporting women in ministry. Leadership. Not just ordaining. Leadership. I will continue to lend my voice, small as it is,Continue reading “2 places where my voice will be raised”

The myth of ministry “success”

“The point of being an apostle, in any case, is not that one should be showy and spectacular; not even that one should be successful. ‘Stewards of God’s mysteries’, say some translations in verse 1; that’s fine, but the word ‘steward’ has been so overused that we may need to find other ways of bringingContinue reading “The myth of ministry “success””

We have lost imagination in ministry

I have no sense of imagination. I will miss Eugene Peterson. Peterson saw pastors moving from church to church, often in exhaustion, and identified the problem—a sense of pastor as program director for a church that often viewed the gospel as a way to success, or at least avoidance of suffering. His answer was aContinue reading “We have lost imagination in ministry”

The profound joy of being IN the Word

I have mentioned the project I am on currently. The Lord has me working my way through Acts again, jotting notes on what I have learned in life and ministry and study over 30 years of this wonderful journey through the Bible. Acts has had such significance in my life in leading me in ministryContinue reading “The profound joy of being IN the Word”