Tuesday, 21 October 2014 10:00

Everyone needs to go to Arabia

Going deeper is the antidote to superficial religious ritualism.

Published in Vital Signs
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 10:52

Dreaming with God

It’s essential to carve out time to think, dream and imagine under the Spirit’s guidance.

Published in Vital Signs
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 11:37

Life by the clock or life by the compass?

Do you actually believe you can build the kingdom, and do it by the end of the month?

Published in Vital Signs
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 13:34

The worst of times … really?

Despite the handwringing, there are plenty of encouraging signs for church life in the 21st century.

Published in Vital Signs
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 12:17

The tears we need to shed

Many conflicts in congregations are at least partially due to our loss of wonder at God’s grace and love.

Published in Vital Signs
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 12:56

Martyrdom is for real martyrs

There is nearly always someone who has it worse than we do.

Published in Vital Signs
Thursday, 20 March 2014 12:07

Alban: A death and a resurrection

It’s time for those who desire to help congregations to reconceptualize their ministry.

Published in Commentaries
When you move past theory, ministry is often an issue of how we implement what we believe, and at that point, we are in a constant quest for good practices and methodologies. Healthy clergy are always on the lookout for best practices that breath life into their ministry and thus their place of service.
Published in Other Opinions
Despite our illusions, none of us is capable of living the life God has called us to alone.  We all need someone, some group, some community to help us fulfill God’s dream for our life. We may be extraordinarily gifted, wealthy, wise, self-sufficient and independent, but in the end, it will not be enough.
Published in 2011 Archives
Sunday, 05 June 2011 20:00

VITAL SIGNS: Dreaming with God

I’ve made a transition in recent years in the way I think and talk about God’s will. For many people, the will of God is a mysterious, elusive and frustrating concept. Too often, we have made it into a game that borders on God playing “keep away” with us. We speak of God’s will as though it was something he hides or does not want us to know.
Published in 2011 Archives
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