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)

You Can Focus Your Faith On What You Get Or On Who You’re With. Choose Wisely.

Mary, one of our Covenant-First Presbyterian congregation members, was telling me about volunteering to help children develop reading skills.  She shared with me her incredulity when one of the children she worked with asked, “What do I get if I do my reading lesson?” The question reveals something about human nature - we always have … Continue reading You Can Focus Your Faith On What You Get Or On Who You’re With. Choose Wisely.

When Your Identity Is Attacked: Lessons From The Judean Desert

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 desert is the place of … Continue reading When Your Identity Is Attacked: Lessons From The Judean Desert