Old Dogs, New Tricks

It’s Pastoral Ministry Tuesday, a weekly glimpse behind the curtain of pastoral ministry to share what this pastor’s life is really like. Welcome. Doctors, teachers and pastors all have to make an investment in continuing education. This current season of “distancing” has made most of the pastors I know dig deep and pick up someContinue reading “Old Dogs, New Tricks”

Sudden Televangelists

On Tuesdays I like to post a short reflection on this pastor’s story I’m in, on this life in pastoral ministry. Thanks for taking the time to read even a single word. And suddenly we were all televangelists. These are strange days we’re in. Some pastors are scrambling to learn new skills related to technologyContinue reading “Sudden Televangelists”

Camino Diary, Day 6

In September and October of 2019 I walked the Camino de Santiago with 2 good friends. These are my recollections of that five week journey. Today we left the city of Pamplona and we made our way out and up to the iconic image of the pilgrim’s silhouettes on the Sierra Del Perdón outlook andContinue reading “Camino Diary, Day 6”

Love in the Time of Corona

It’s Pastoral Ministry Tuesday. Every week, or at least most weeks when life doesn’t interfere, I post a reflection on life in pastoral ministry. A little look behind the curtain to see the person pulling the levers and making the big head talk. Thanks for stopping by. I have a lot of books on myContinue reading “Love in the Time of Corona”

Where Change Lives

Today is Credo Friday, when I try to post something that describes the state of things that I believe…the things that make me who I am. This week I posted a reply to a comment on someone else’s Facebook. Here’s what I wrote: I am amazed at the conviction that exclusion will lead to repentance.Continue reading “Where Change Lives”

Ordination

It’s pastoral ministry Tuesday where I share a little bit of the journey, a little glimpse behind the curtain, and share some observations about this pastor’s life. I’m part of a denomination/church movement that has a low view of ordination until it’s expedient to have a high view of ordination. On one hand, we haveContinue reading “Ordination”