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Is There Such A Thing As An All Powerful Pastor?

I’m sick of it! Permit me to rant for a moment! And if you’re a pastor/preacher/minister, you’re likely sick of it too. You’ve seen all the tweets and articles in magazines that act as if the pastor is a singular human in their organization, capable of creating and sustaining wonderful health and growth all by […]

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What To Think About Your Work

How do you see your work? Most of us spend the majority of our time working or at work. It’s not our spouses and children who get the best part of our day. Since the workday is typically 8-5, work gets our best. That being the case, shouldn’t Christians envision their work as a center […]

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Dealing With Disappointment

Every believer deal with being disappointed with God. Recently, I’ve been thinking about being disappointed. Whenever I am faced with an issue–either personal or pastoral–I often come back to the writer who is the source of so much contemporary theology, C.S. Lewis. Cherish these words from The Screwtape Letters: With Screwtape Proposes a Toast‘ (an […]

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4 Unexpected Leadership Lessons

This past Sunday was my last as the Senior Minister at Redwood Church. It was more than I could have hoped for. My family’s time in California, in the grand scheme, has been brief, yet extraordinarily fruitful. I can’t speak for the congregation, but Rochelle and I are different and better people. We’ve learned much […]

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