Wednesday, September 23, 2020

This is my story

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When we become followers of Jesus we begin a great journey of discipleship, the process of becoming more like Jesus. Jesus came on mission...

You can be an online missionary

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It was 10:30 on a Tuesday morning and I’d just sent a batch of emails to pastors about an upcoming prayer meeting. My coffee...

Becoming a student of the world

“Mission trip” is a phrase that brings excitement, adventure, passion and sometimes fear of the unknown. I was feeling all of those emotions when...

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...

Letting God guide

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I distinctly remember waking up one morning desperate to find a deeper understanding of faith and reason for a relationship with God. Life had...

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...

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....

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...