Watching the Future Emerge Together

Watching the Future Emerge Together

I am fascinated by the things that turn out to have retro appeal. People warn you not to get rid of your old clothes (the classic case being bellbottom jeans), “because they’re sure to come back in style again.” The whole business model for the cable channel Nick at...
Pastoral Care: Ministering to the pastor

Pastoral Care: Ministering to the pastor

Have you ever been in a church whose pastor resigned to leave the ministry? It’s an unsettling proposition for all involved. Yet, too often, it is the congregation itself that bears the blame. The Schaeffer Institute, in a study of American clergy, has written that...
Falling Forward

Falling Forward

Three weeks ago, my life changed in an instant.  One unfortunate misstep landed me in the hospital with a badly damaged foot.  The next day, an orthopedic surgeon reset my bones, but for me, the real work is just beginning.  My new reality is a fall season spent in...