Pastors, Check Out Our New Blog!

We have started a collaborative effort called “Blue Chip Pastor.” We have several pastors contributing, and there are some EXCELLENT posts going up almost every day. If you are a pastor, I invite you to be a part. We want this to be a resource and encouragement. Also, if you have things you want toContinue reading “Pastors, Check Out Our New Blog!”

Could I Invite You to LOVE the Body of Christ?

1 Therefore, I have a request for the elders among you. (I ask this as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings, and as one who shares in the glory that is about to be revealed.) I urge the elders: 2 Like shepherds, tend the flock of God among you. Watch over it. Don’t shepherd becauseContinue reading “Could I Invite You to LOVE the Body of Christ?”

To My Pastor Friends

13 Jesus went up on a mountain and called those he wanted, and they came to him. 14 He appointed twelve and called them apostles. He appointed them to be with him, to be sent out to preach, 15 and to have authority to throw out demons. (Mark 3:13-15, CEB) There is a sacredness toContinue reading “To My Pastor Friends”

Pastors as Theologians

One of the topics I have wrestled with for quite some time is the idea of pastors as theologians, or theologians as pastors. As a pastor, I have grown over the years in my ability to think theologically. I earned my Master’s 20 years after I finished my BA. I love pastoring. What I haveContinue reading “Pastors as Theologians”

Blue Chips and Junk Bonds

David Brooks is one of my favorite columnists. This column discusses politics, but it reminds me of a conversation I had regarding ministry as well. Brooks’s contention is that liberals have allowed short term gains to cloud their vision for long term good. The conversation I had regarding churches and ministry was much the same.Continue reading “Blue Chips and Junk Bonds”

My Great Loves

Happy Valentine’s Day! I confess my great loves today. First is my great love for God. I spent this weekend in a “silent” retreat contemplating Ephesians 1-3. I love Ephesians. For the past 15 plus years of my life it has been bedrock to my life. Once again I was blown away by my God’sContinue reading “My Great Loves”