Monday, June 25, 2018

Rethinking retirement

In the spring of 2016, I transitioned out of senior pastoral leadership at Reedley (Calif.) MB Church. Connie, my wife, and I enjoyed 17...

A mother’s truest treasure

Our children are among the most important things given to us in our lives. With this gift comes the responsibility of passing on faith....

Following the Good Shepherd to forgiveness

“Grace, you’re a pastor.” The thought crosses my mind, poking at my contemptuous spirit. “You’re a pastor. You should forgive. You watch victims forgive...

Welcome to the table

By Rick Bartlett I was a Fresno Pacific college student when I started dating Karen Martens, the woman who would become my wife. At the...

In the middle of the mess

By Taryn Jost I love a good story. I love good character development and complex story lines. A good story often involves messy situations, and...

When we walk together

By Jim Holm Let me begin with a testimony. I attend one of the most diverse churches I’ve ever seen. Four congregations, three primary languages,...