Pastoral Burnout, Healing Spiritual Wounds and How To Hack an Election

Anyone who knows a few pastors probably knows someone who has struggled with burnout. Ministry always has been an atypical job with lots of unique demands and stressors, but as reported in a Barna Research Group study discussed in a new article called "Why Pastors Leave the Ministry," it's a growing … Read more about Pastoral Burnout, Healing Spiritual Wounds and How To Hack an Election

Sex Is Not Simple

Sexuality and spirituality have been on my mind as we prepare for tonight’s Level Ground Film Festival. I am very aware of the cultural conversation that continues to circle around marriage equality and issues related to legal matters. As a pastor and theologian, my concern is more specifically … Read more about Sex Is Not Simple

Rob Bell, that new show with Carlton Cuse & Post-Mars Hill Goodies [Podcast ep.168]

Rob Bell is back on the podcast.  He is no longer a Grand Rapids resident, a congregational minister, or wearing black framed glasses!!! In the past year he moved to Orange County and has been busy working on the pilot of a new TV show with Carlton Cuse from Lost.  Rob threw out the idea of … Read more about Rob Bell, that new show with Carlton Cuse & Post-Mars Hill Goodies [Podcast ep.168]

Why the Church of N. America will always be (mostly) like it is

The church of N. America will always be (mostly) like it is today.  When those who think as individuals read a text that is communal, there is always going to be an issue.  I know that there is a real danger in painting in broad stokes and speaking in generalities. I normally steer clear of such … Read more about Why the Church of N. America will always be (mostly) like it is

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