Shameless Plug…

Some of you may (or may not) know (or care) that I also do a site called Pastor Hacks… I try to balance out tech-type stuff with thoughts on pastoral work/productivity and other jive… You can hit it at either PastorHacks.com or PastorHacks.net

Why I’m Not an Egalitarian…

When we as an elder board and a whole community processed the issue of women in leadership, we came to something different than the complementarian position- we could see that it’s not a universal principle in Scripture that women never taught men or exercised authority over them. It just isn’t. So we knew we needed[…]

Misc…

Darryl Dash posts a great quote on the whole "leaving church" thing… An actual serious discussion of (and transcription of the lyrics) of Chocolate Rain UPDATE: a BIG ht to Jon from the Resurgence.com for the Chocolate Rain love! 🙂

Eugene Cho- the Gay Conversation…

Eugene Cho is the pastor of Quest in Seattle… We’ve had blog conversations and I think (but can’t be sure) that we may have met at least once at some event up there… It feels to me like Eugene and I are kind of the same tribe- trying hard to navigate that middle road. Anyway,[…]

Stuck in the middle… again.

It seems odd to me to be arguing with emerging church type folks on one hand, and more institutional church type folks on the other. There’s that via media again…But it shouldn’t be surprising to me… both arguments are really about the Gospel. Some of my first "emerging" type thoughts were stirred by hearing Todd[…]

desperation…

It was good to take a week off a few weeks back. Coming back to my daily/weekly routine I felt a fresh sense of energy and life. I had an amazingly productive two weeks (that’s what I love about getting things done- it’s like compound interest. Get one thing done and you build more momentum […]

Please…

Hear me as I pray, O Lord.      Be merciful and answer me!My heart has heard you say, ‚ÄúCome and talk with me.‚Äù      And my heart responds, ‚ÄúLord, I am coming.‚ÄùDo not turn your back on me.      Do not reject your servant in anger.      You have always been my helper.   Don‚Äôt leave[…]