The following is an email reply I sent to one of my students regarding recommendations for books as he prepares for a couple of years from now to enter full-time ministry. I thought others might benefit from this as well. Shawn, Take note of syllabi. They often include such works we have found beneficial. While… Continue reading Book Recommendations for a Pastor in Training
Today I had a student that I am mentoring who mentioned something I said in one of my classes: “Grace is life”. I had said this as part of my response to a student’s sermon addressing grace, but never defining it in any sort of substantial sense. It seemed taken for granted. I had offered… Continue reading Grace Is Life
Today was my final worship service with the congregation I have loved and served for the last decade. And it was exactly the kind of day I wanted to share with my church family: our annual church at the lake. We sang together, heard testimonies of healings, shared communion (although I accidentally forgot the grape… Continue reading A Day To Celebrate?
With all my new-found free-time (read with sarcasm) since graduation…I have started a new blogging venture with several fellow pastors. The blog is titled: “Blue Chip Pastors” (you’ll have to check out the blog to discover the reason for the name) and it promises to offer pastoral discussions and insight into God’s work in the… Continue reading Another Blog Is Born