My education in preaching aligns with the tradition of excellence in manuscripts. It is the tradition of the crafted phrase and the choice of … [Read more...] about Tantalus, the Search for Perfection, and Grace
Stephen Covey told the story of being on a subway when a man and his three children got on the same car in which he was riding. The young children … [Read more...] about A Cautionary Tale
Congregational leaders use a variety of frameworks, processes, and tools in their work of guiding, shaping, and nurturing churches. Among others, I’ve … [Read more...] about Leading with the Good News
I stood in the chancel with the bride and groom. The moment’s significance was infused with the Spirit’s presence as we turned to the most familiar of … [Read more...] about All We Need Is Love
People are going to the polls today, and this election day starts the one-year countdown in a presidential campaign which seems already to have gone … [Read more...] about Learning from Politics?
Have you noticed our tendency to try and control others with rules? We started with Ten Commandments. That led to Jewish scholars noting that the … [Read more...] about The Rise of Church Discipline
Yes, but… Two of the most dangerous words in a minister’s vocabulary. Two of the most destructive words a congregation will ever utter. Yes, … [Read more...] about The two most dangerous words