The Greatest Church That Never Was

When I was a pastor, I regularly received fliers from various “consultants” who offered me a scheme to “fix” my church. I threw them all away. These patent nostrums purveyed various forms of organization that would transmogrify my congregation...

What to Remember When You Fall Short

One of the first phrases I learned in the study of the contemporary Greek language is lipame – Greek shorthand for “I am sorry!” As a stumbling practitioner of modern Greek, I learned this word rather quickly and easily because I constantly make mistakes....

Seeking Common Purpose in Our “Gotcha” World

As much as we might desire it, perfection is hard to come by in the world of human experience. The smaller and simpler the task, the closer we can come to it. The “perfect square” and the “perfectly boiled egg” seem within the realm of...