It had been one of “those” Sundays: the sermon misfired, the choir was off-key, the chair of deacons mentioned a member who complained she didn’t get … [Read more...] about On Not Losing Heart
As surely as we can expect thunderstorms in the summer, hurricanes in the fall, and blizzards in the winter, the Church is about to experience a … [Read more...] about 7 Suggestions For Preventing Conflict Before It Happens￼￼
While engaged in a conversation with some of my closest colleagues about the changes and challenges of pastoral ministry, Bill Wilson, Director of the … [Read more...] about 21st Century Ministry: Like Growing Potatoes on Mars
Approximately 100 days into the Corona-19 pandemic, we continue to find ourselves bewildered and confused by the upheaval to our way(s) of life. It … [Read more...] about What Will We See Less of and More of in Churches in the 2020s?
I wish you were more curious. I wish we were more curious. I wish I were more curious. Right now, we desperately need churches, leaders … [Read more...] about Are You Curious?
I read a story recently by a man who lived in Houston during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. He and his neighbors felt a deep, intrinsic … [Read more...] about The Path to Hope Leads Through Endurance
I still remember the moment I first saw the spaghetti models for Hurricane Florence heading right for us. I’m not a native North … [Read more...] about Lessons from a Hurricane for a Pandemic
The coronavirus crisis has taken us off the rails we thought were permanent and dependable. Congregations are facing a future that we have no … [Read more...] about A Tale of Two Futures for your Church
One of the projects I’m working on these days is to help three presbyteries in the Mountain West think about their future. All … [Read more...] about Speaking the Truth in Love