Recognizing the details

Most people don’t just come out and tell you how they are feeling. But they have a story, and sometimes it is reaching a climax right there when they are silently standing beside you. Ministry–life–is paying attention to a person’s story.

Is Working at a Church Bad for Your Faith?

Why is it that working at a church is so draining on a person’s faith? Am I alone in this, or is there a strong correlation between giving yourself away in local church ministry and struggling to maintain an active connection with the God of the universe?

A Mother’s Day Video Present

I love all of the wonderful moms in my family! This was a present from afar for this year, as I sit in TN alone – a little memory from this Easter’s Easter Egg Hunt.

TVs in homes decline

A new report says the number of American homes with televisions is actually declining for the first time in 20 years.

3 New Faculty Positions Hiring

Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University is seeking to hire three professors. Mission fit with the university’s Wesleyan and Evangelical ethos is important.

Why I Like Melancholy

A pastor I was working with once told me, “Christians shouldn’t be melancholy.” I did not agree with his statement but could not articulate a response. Last night, as I flew away from my family once again, I figured out why.

5 Things on Marriage

Here are five observations on what Jonathan Franzen once wrote is “the majesty of a long marriage,” from my journal notes over the past few months.