I recognize that this post is self-serving, but the death of Darrin Patrick and Ed Stezer’s article really provoked the writing of this article. This is a personal post that considers the trials of all pastors. Be aware, the language used is very open and candid at times, so please do not mistake the openness … More How to Encourage Your Discouraged Pastor
Friends are hard to find and friendships are hard to maintain. Friendships can even be hard to find in the local church. In some cases, people may feel alone even in the healthiest of churches and it’s due to a variety of reasons. Some blame their church and some blame themselves. Some believe that their … More How to Make Friends in Church
No one likes inconvenience. Online shopping, streaming services, and iPhones all cater to our convenience. It isn’t natural for the human to be flexible, and for some people it is much harder. When I think of the word “flexibility,” I think of a rubber chord willing to bend in any direction without breaking. Unlike a … More The Art of Flexibility
* This post is for my fellow pastors who are faithfully preaching during the COVID19 pandemic. At the time of writing, our local church has not physically met for worship for 7 weeks. Obviously, this would not be the case under normal circumstances. The spread of the Corona virus has caused many churches and other … More The Challenges of Live Stream Preaching
This is a season of panic and disaster preparation. People are stocking up on food, water, and guns, and doomsday preppers are saying, “I told you so.” If things settle down, it really won’t be long until the next disaster comes and we cycle through all this again. Preparation and panic may seem like the … More Are You Prepared or Panicked?