Category Archive: church socialization

They Had all Things in Common

Historical reporting presents a constricted view of the events and culture being described. Ultimately all history is a snapshot that, despite being worth a thousand words, cannot convey the actualities of the past.… Continue reading

A Passionate Church

Years ago, when I was struggling with the idea of becoming a pastor, I took a lay leadership class in one of our states larger cities. The host minster explained that 30 years… Continue reading

Want a Beer Pastor?

The question is often asked, “Are you comfortable in your own skin?” My answer is, “Sometimes.” As a pastoral leader I am often faced with uncomfortable and challenging situations. My responses require a… Continue reading

Ruminatin’

At the beginning of each season I choose a theme to be the foundation of my messages. These themes are developed through prayer and seeking God’s plans for His churches under my care.… Continue reading

Spirti Filled and Spirit Led

     Coming home from church a wife told her husband, “Did you see that outfit the Johnson girl was wearing? She should know better than to wear something like that to church.” “I… Continue reading