Reminder-

Just a reminder- I would love to see some submissions for March’s Next Wave e-zine. The book Listening to the Beliefs of Emerging Churches: Five Perspectives has just been released, and I’d like to follow some of its themes and key off some of the discussions around it. So- give me what you got, or Read more about Reminder-[…]

Family…

“There are Christians, of course, who never put their names down on a membership list; there are Christians who refuse to respond to the call to worship each Sunday; there are Christians who say, ‘I love God, but I hate the Church.’ But they are members all the same, whether they like it or not, Read more about Family…[…]

pressure…

I went back to a very odd spot this last week… a place I hadn’t really been in quite a while.

A few years ago, I was burned out in every sense of the word- ministry-wise, emotionally, physically, spiritually… I left the church I was at in NC (a brief detour between now and my 2 years in Europe) and came back here to Portland to pursue a Masters in counseling at Western.

I was so gone on church that I thought if I never walked into another evangelical establishment again, I’d be happy.

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Job…

In response to my post below, someone left the following Driscoll quote: “Accept that your life is abnormal. Nothing about life as a ministry leader‚Äîfrom its emotional toll to relational demands and constant interruptions‚Äîis normal. Accepting that you are a freak with a freakish life will help you not to freak out.” I think Driscoll’s Read more about Job…[…]

tired…

Oh this pastoral life… There are two really common misconceptions out there about the life of a pastor. 1. This is a really, really, really hard job, full of stress… it chews people up and spits them out and you have to be crazy or called to even think about doing it. or 2. This Read more about tired…[…]