Shifting Sand

The United States of America is in a massive cultural transition. The way Boomers and Millennials approach life and process information couldn’t be any more different. Unfortunately, as culture shifts, so do the ethics and values that guide said culture. Sometimes this is for better; usually, it’s for worse.  As values shift, the church should … Continue reading Shifting Sand

More Than Enough

Things here, things there, things everywhere.Things fill our lives. By things, we do survive.It’s part of who we are. We need bigger houses and enjoy nicer cars.People love to consume things. Things love to consume people.It just keeps piling it up ’til it’s as high as the church steeple. I’ve never considered myself a poet. … Continue reading More Than Enough

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