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[…]

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,[…]

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[…]

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[…]

worst lyrics transcribing EVER…

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[…]

the journey is…

“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[…]

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[…]