Wounds & Scars

“If you want everyone to like you, don’t be a pastor. Go sell ice cream.” ~Ed Stetzer People want to be liked. This seems especially true for pastors and ministry leaders, and rightfully so. Wanting to be appreciated by those we’ve committed our lives to serve is only natural. Yet we know that some people … Continue reading Wounds & Scars

Sacred Space

Being around people gives me energy. I thrive in social settings. Large gatherings leave me feeling alive. Being an extrovert has served me well in ministry over the years, as church leadership requires a certain level of social engagement. For me, there is nothing more satisfying than meaningful collaboration with like-minded people.  Although I am … Continue reading Sacred Space

Ichabod Spirit

Imagine your family uprooting and moving to a new community. You are excited. You move into a new house, enroll the kids in a new school, get settled in, and start familiarizing yourself with the place you now call home.   Imagine the community being small—a place where everybody knows everybody. It seems lovely on the … Continue reading Ichabod Spirit

The Great Delusion

Over the span of a few weeks I’ve come across two news stories celebrating child drag queens. Yes, you read that correctly; I said, “child drag queens.” On top of these alarming headlines, I am sure you’re familiar with the legislation recently passed in New York that permits a woman to have a late-term abortion, … Continue reading The Great Delusion