Three Pastors and a Lesbian

Three Pastors and a Lesbian

It’s not a setup for a bad joke. This story really happened.  My friends and I were taking an Uber to a local pizza place after attending a missions conference in Houston, Texas. All three of us were church planters, which means we split the fourteen-dollar charge for...
Pastoring Is About People

Pastoring Is About People

After months of sitting with the Enneagram and sharing in its insights, my mind turned to my work as the pastor of a church. What about the church? I remember thinking. Does the Enneagram have anything helpful to say about pastoring a congregation, working with a...
Pastor: Thou Shalt Not Kill Thyself

Pastor: Thou Shalt Not Kill Thyself

 Ministry is hard work, beset by temptation, difficulty, and weariness. Clergy are not immune to depression or suicidal thoughts. What follows is advice for pastors, designed to help prevent the depression that can lead to suicide. Fellowship It is all too common for...