Pastor Seeking Pastoral Advice

When I began applying for ministry positions last year, I sent every potential church my resume accompanied by my wife’s resume. Primarily, I wanted to be clear that my vision for ministry is a partnership, that she brings unique experience and value aside from...
Giving up Washing Diapers for Lent

Giving up Washing Diapers for Lent

My tradition doesn’t really follow the liturgical calendar, and I’ve learned about many different Christian traditions after being involved in inter-denominational communities, like seminary and ministerial associations. That being said, I’m joining...
Baby Names: a Prophetic Act?

Baby Names: a Prophetic Act?

Last week, my second son was born (more on that in an upcoming post), and a long and arduous process came to a conclusion: naming our son. I’ve known parents who didn’t finalize a name until they were asked in the hospital to fill out the paperwork, and I know others...
Dirty Words

Dirty Words

Evangelism is a dirty little word. To me it’s a dirty four-letter word that Christians before me have used to drag Christ’s name through the mud, ruining the reputation of my church, my sacred texts, my God and many opportunities to genuinely reach out into my...