"I checked out your suggested page. Noticed you wanted some funds for the study. Thanks but no thanks. You should consider doing ministry as a ministry, instead of as a profession."
Less than a week ago I was preaching about how Jesus Christ conquered death and how that in fact has changed everything--both in the here and now, and in the not yet. The next morning I had my dog euthanized. I still believe every word I said on Sunday, but the fact that a whole… Continue reading Deathbed Confession
Here's what happens in my soul when my body chemicals mess me up: I take my calling too personally and myself too seriously.
During the summers, I spend quite a few Sundays guest preaching at local churches. One recent weekend, the church administrator asked for an updated bio. Sending it in made me think that maybe I need to update you all on what The Pilgrimage is really about. In the requested bio, I said about myself (in… Continue reading The “Spiritual Refugee” Camp
I was loved as a child. I know I was fortunate in this, and I think I even knew it then. I was loved by my family, I mean, which I suspect is the main thing, in childhood. I had a little more trouble at school, though, and somewhere along the way I picked up… Continue reading The Like of God