A Theology on Laughter

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. (Proverbs 17:22) When was the last time you laughed so hard that your belly ached? I saw this with my youngest son a few days ago when he was doing something and with a thunderous roar he let out a laugh […]

Bearing Fruit is About Being Faithful

One of the most difficult jobs of being a minister is understanding that sometimes they do not see tangible results of their labor until years down the road. This is extremely frustrating because most in leadership are obsessed with numbers. How many visitors did you have at this activity? How many did we have at […]

Lessons Learned(ing) in a Job Transition

As most of you know I am in a transition of looking for a job and while I think things are extremely close I still have not landed one yet. This process started in the beginning of June and through many interviews, phone calls, meetings, emails and discussions I have learned just a few lessons […]

This Sunday Morning “Be” Instead of “Do”

I remember having a conversation with a person and I asked them if they went to church and their response was interesting: “Of course I go to church, I’m an American!” Say what you want about the comment but what fascinated me was that his verbiage seemed to assume America and church are mutually exclusive. […]