Don’t Scapegoat Your Minister

Don’t Scapegoat Your Minister

Every pastor hears it: Just do what one of your predecessors did a few decades ago and all will be well within congregational life. Nope. Yet, somewhere in that row of dusty and successive portraits — likely lining a wall enroute to the sanctuary — is the image of a...
“Explain It Like We’re Kids, Jesus”

“Explain It Like We’re Kids, Jesus”

Sometimes we need to get into the weeds. That’s what Jesus did with his first followers. Jesus told a story to a crowd, according to Matthew 13:24-30, so they’d better understand what he meant by the kingdom of heaven. Using an agrarian metaphor, Jesus told of someone...