Truth

It’s Credo Friday. Here’s another bit at the core of what I believe. In I and Thou, Martin Buber invokes the Latin phrase, “Mundus vult decipi” that means “the world wants to be deceived.” In the 2000s, fictional TV doctor Gregory House’s catchphrase was, “Everybody lies.” Marketers, media pundits and psychologists discuss the phenomena ofContinue reading “Truth”

The Anti-Baskin

One of the most important things I’ve ever heard was from my friend, Dr. Charles Montgomery Jr. Dr. Montgomery was addressing a full house at an international conference when he offered this simple truth: “If you want a diverse church, you have to have a diverse life.” The truth inside this statement is worthy ofContinue reading “The Anti-Baskin”

Entangled

One aspect of a pastor’s life that no one prepared me for was how entangled all my relationships would be because I am a pastor. The one piece of guidance I was given that I believe was intended to protect me from the natural entanglement of a pastor’s life: never be friends with people fromContinue reading “Entangled”

The Pool

The Pool is a metaphor for one of the most challenging aspects of pastoral ministry for me. You might choose the metaphor of a group hiking trip, a group skiing trip, a group rafting trip – anything that involves a group of people at a variety of stages of experience and knowledge where consequences areContinue reading “The Pool”

A New Journey Begins

I came home from the Camino de Santiago with a few mandates. At the top of that list was to return to blogging. A subheading for blogging was a list of things I should write about – dangerous (for me) things. I’ve put starting this off for as long as I can. I’ll be postingContinue reading “A New Journey Begins”