If You Would Be Truly Free, Then Learn The Skill Of Forgiveness

Forgiveness isn’t an art.  It’s a skill.  It’s an essential skill for your mental wellbeing and your spiritual growth. If you don’t learn to forgive, you will stunt your spiritual growth - you’ll stay prisoner to resentment or ill feeling. When you learn to forgive, you experience deep growth in grace and you get a … Continue reading If You Would Be Truly Free, Then Learn The Skill Of Forgiveness

Learn About The Person Of Peace Principle (A Footsteps Friday Reflection)

This post is part of a series reflecting on my Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The Pilgrimage was a guided experience called “The Footsteps of Jesus”  - every Friday, I’ll be posting a “Footsteps Friday” reflection (see index here). I look forward to your sharing your thoughts and comments. Sepphoris. I’ll wager you’ve never heard … Continue reading Learn About The Person Of Peace Principle (A Footsteps Friday Reflection)

I’m A Small Church Pastor, And I’m Quitting My Complaining About Megachurches. Here’s Why.

I have a confession.  I have been very cynical and snarky about big-box megachurches.  I’ve been jaded about the light shows, the worship bands, and the hipster pastors in skinny jeans.  I may have, once or twice, even referred to a certain big-box church as “Six Flags Over Jesus.” Maybe you’ve been there too. I’ve … Continue reading I’m A Small Church Pastor, And I’m Quitting My Complaining About Megachurches. Here’s Why.

In The Shadow Of A Great Cathedral, I Learned That Ordinary, Daily Life Has Great Dignity (A Footsteps Friday Post)

This post is part of a series reflecting on my Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The Pilgrimage was a guided experience called “The Footsteps of Jesus”  - every Friday, I’ll be posting a “Footsteps Friday” reflection (see index here). I look forward to your sharing your thoughts and comments. The Basilica of the Annunciation in … Continue reading In The Shadow Of A Great Cathedral, I Learned That Ordinary, Daily Life Has Great Dignity (A Footsteps Friday Post)