The Words We Use

The Words We Use

I am reading a wonderful book by James and Deborah Fallows called Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America. Over a five-year period, James and Deb traveled throughout America flying a single-engine prop plane. The purpose of their trip was...
Jason’s Upside Down World

Jason’s Upside Down World

If asked to identify a favorite New Testament character, most of us go with the predictable and obvious: Barnabbas, Mary, Nathaniel, Peter, Lydia, Timothy, Phoebe. You know the list. Let me remind you of an obscure character who can remind us of an important truth...
3 Ideas for a Great Staff Retreat

3 Ideas for a Great Staff Retreat

When’s the last time you had a really great staff retreat?  I’m not talking about a “working vacation” type of retreat when you were able to knock out a big project free from the distractions of the office and phones.  It’s a bonus if the group can...
Healthy Adult Choirs (Still) Matter

Healthy Adult Choirs (Still) Matter

Adult choirs still matter and these faithful singers when at their best contribute to the health of the church.  A healthy adult choir both reflects and contributes to church health. What does it mean to have a healthy adult choir and what can ministers of music...