Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Comings and goings

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Students at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary have unique call stories, hopes and fears related to their studies and dreams beyond their course work. I...

Ten steps to becoming a praying church

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I love the picture in Revelation 4 of John entering into the throne room and thepresence of God. John finds himself in a scene...

Christian unity in spite of global diversity

When we speak of the global church of Christ, the apostle Paul’s first letter to the church at Corinth offers a helpful point of...

When power dynamics impact relationships

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Power does funny things to relationships. It changes the dynamics of how relationships form and grow and become. When I met my first friend in...

The day we became friends with God

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Maundy Thursday is the day in the Christian year when we enter into the Upper Room on the night that Jesus was betrayed to...

Avoiding tarnished teaching

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How does your church select from the many stewardship curriculums available today?  Do you gravitate to what everyone else is using or the one...

A durable calling

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I recently celebrated 25 years of pastoral ministry at Mountain View Church in Fresno, California. You can’t help but reminisce a little when you...

Sowers, seeds and sermons

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Since leaving pastoral ministry a little over a year ago and moving to the opposite side of the pulpit, I have listened to many...