Mixed in within all that is New, there is always the Old....
Yesterday marked the 28th anniversary of my ordination into Christian ministry. I have no idea how 28 years flew by so quickly. I still vividly recall, as a 25-year-old, kneeling and having hands laid on me and how heavy those hands felt as the ordination prayer was prayed by my favorite theology professor. I wish I… Continue reading Bittersweet and Beautiful
In football games, a time out is for re-grouping, strategizing, managing the clock, drinking Gatorade and sometimes just for messing with the game plan of your opponent. In child rearing, a time out is to remove a child from his/her cycle of behavior; to teach him/her what is not acceptable through a bit of negative… Continue reading Time Out
Soon we will begin a new sermon series at church, Confessions from the Pastors. I told my clergy colleagues I wasn't comfortable confessing things before God and everybody. One mentioned, "Isn't that what a confession is? Something you are uncomfortable admitting to God and others?" I hate it when one of them is right...it is so rare it… Continue reading Confessions From a Pastor