There is one couple who has been a constant in ministry my whole adult life in training for ministry and then ministry. As we have our “last suppers” with friends here in Minnesota, we said goodbye to my spiritual father. Continue reading “In the presence of spiritual giants”
Today is my last day as pastor of Heights Church. It’s been a nearly 20 year journey in a place I have loved deeply. Continue reading “The journey changes”
Our God is in heaven;
he does whatever pleases him. (Ps. 115:3, NIV) Continue reading “Advent Reading — Deal with God being God”
I love pastoring and I love the place where I pastor. A day arrived I didn’t think would come this soon, even though “soon” means 19 years of ministry in one place. Continue reading “The Letter I Thought I Would Never Write”
I have held to what I call a “theology of place.” I minister in a physical place. I don’t minister in theory. I try to minister in reality. That has to do with where I am. Continue reading “The theology of place”
Some thoughts on spiritual leadership from 2 Timothy. Before, I looked at the prayer life of a spiritual leader, and the encouragement of a spiritual leader.
Spiritual leaders should also live as “Exhibit A.” Spiritual leaders don’t “teach” the way. They show the way. Continue reading “Spiritual Leadership — Show the Way”
I am reflecting on some key principles of spiritual leadership as I reflected on 2 Timothy last week in a personal retreat. The first key was prayer.
The second principle is encouragement. Paul was one to call out spiritual gifts and help develop those gifts in others. Continue reading “Spiritual Leadership — Encouragement”