Momentum

(It’s Pastoral Ministry Tuesday on June 30, 2020. On these PMTs I try to make some notes about this pastoral life and the lessons I’ve learned in the midst of my story. I’m still deluded enough to think these notes might be helpful to others. Don’t dispossess me of that notion!) In local church ministryContinue reading “Momentum”

Pastoring and Pandemics

To meet or not to meet. That seems to be the big question. In all my years of education and pastoral conferences, workshops and seminars, we never once covered “What to do in a Pandemic.” And while there are suddenly heaps of resources I can buy right now and online seminars I can pay toContinue reading “Pastoring and Pandemics”

Trailblazers and Opportunists

(It’s Pastoral Ministry Tuesday when I share a post about life as a pastor and some of the things that make this life so challenging. I’ve been a little busier than usual but hope to be back on track with posts this week.) One of the beautiful and horrible things about email is that IContinue reading “Trailblazers and Opportunists”

Getting Out of Bed

(It’s Pastoral Ministry Tuesday, time for a mostly weekly post about pastoral ministry – the life and the challenges, the highs and lows of living this pastor’s life. Step up and take a look behind the curtain.) There’s an old joke that goes something like this… One Sunday morning, a mother went in to wakeContinue reading “Getting Out of Bed”

Driving the Bus

(Every Tuesday I try to post something here about pastoral ministry. Sometimes I’m reacting, sometimes sharing from my experiences and sometimes I’m spouting off about my philosophy of ministry. And sometimes it’s all 3 or none of the above.) During this season of pandemic there have been a lot of voices coming at us withContinue reading “Driving the Bus”

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”