Okay, I really don’t care what any of you say (yes Chris, I’m looking in your direction!). I’m tired of envying the 13 year olds I see rolling so carefreely by me. So tonight, I ordered my own dang pair. I haven’t bought shoes in about two years… so, so what if the pair I Read more about They’re shoes… with wheels in them!!!![…]
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-[…]
“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…[…]
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.
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…[…]
I’m leading the singing parts of our worship for Evergreen tomorrow. I was looking up some chords online for one song and found this doozy of a transcribing job. I’m thinking this person’s first language is NOT English… because if it is… whew. “My Jesus, I love you I know thou are mine To thee Read more about worst lyrics transcribing EVER…[…]
“Do you think the way to tell the story of the Christian journey is to describe its trials and tribulations? It is not. It is to describe God who preserves, accompanies and rules us. All the water in all the oceans cannot sink a ship unless it gets inside. Nor can all the trouble in Read more about the journey is…[…]
I posted the whole script for the evening, including the Prayer Stations over at PastorHacks. Check it out if you are interested…
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…[…]