Called (Pt 2: Compelled)

I knew I was meant to serve as a Pastor because it was NOT what I wanted to do. It’s true. Being a pastor sounded hard (esp I knew it meant going back to school) and I knew it probably wouldn’t be a comfortable living (work long and odd hours, often on-call and it’s certainly not…

Called (Part 1)

Recently, I attended my final interview for ordination with the Evangelical Covenant Church. I thought I’d post some of my positions here for you to read and interact with… I haven’t always been a “denomination guy.” But among the many things that I’ve come to appreciate about the Covenant is it’s high standards for its pastors….

The Role of Women in the Church

Here are notes from our recent Know It Night:   The Role of Women in the Church The purpose of Know It Night is to provide a place for open conversations about faith’s more challenging issues. Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. [1 Corinthians 12:1]   (Discussion:) What…

The Cat’s In The Cradle

I know why the vintage song, The Cat’s In The Cradle by Harry Chapin always makes me cry–even still to this day. I grew up with a dad who wasn’t there. He and mom split before I was born, so growing up, I knew him, but he was never around. So I online cigarette store…

There Ought To Be a Law

I track with local news in multiple cities and am often looking at the headlines.What I’ve noticed about the comments that follow tragic events is a call for more or tighter laws or stiffer penalties. There is a certain wisdom that goes along with this, and the comments emerge from people of different political opinions…