Saturday, May 28, 2022

Is the Bible worth reading?

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Reading the Bible can be (very) hard. Even for seasoned believers, certain sections of Scripture can seem to have little cultural relevance to our...

Rethinking retirement

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

Beyond managing our anger

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Years ago, I participated in anger management classes held on our church campus. A secular counseling group rented one of our rooms and led...

Following the Good Shepherd to forgiveness

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“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...

Bible Reading 101

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The Word of God is changing people and communities around the world, and yet research indicates that the time followers spend daily – and...

Theologically sound, personally broken

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Over the years, Mary and I have led several Ocho Decisiones Que Sanan Tu Vida (Life’s Healing Choices) recovery groups. At a recent meeting...

Still bearing fruit

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The church family I serve is guided by a vision of discipleship as a lifelong journey of “following Jesus together.” As a pastor, I...

A mother’s truest treasure

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