Reading and Listening

3 Luxuries That Should Be Essentials

There are three luxuries I never feel I have enough time for – reading, writing, and creating. Why? Because they tend to follow the “have to’s” such as financial management, relationship management, task lists, and deads. Have you ever said something like, “I don’t have time to read another bo, write another blog post, or craft a new sermon… I …

Identity

The Identity of a Pastor

If you can’t define who you are, someone else will do it for you, and the best way to define who you are is to understand whose you are. Everyone faces this same identity crisis and Pastors are no exception. Other people will define you as… The on-stage celebrity. The chaplain who visits everyone personally. The champion of political activists. The guy with …

Chick-fil-A

I’m Going to Join Jen Hatmaker In the Basement

I avoid writing about politics and culture wars here, and it’s because, frankly, the arguments from both sides often annoy me. Occasionally, someone who writes far better than I do is able to articulate what I wish I could say, and in regards to the current debacle over Dan Cathy and Chick-fil-A, Jen Hatmaker has done that job quite well. …