Resolve to Evolve: Get to Know Jesus, Again

This week, I’m continuing to share tips for people of faith who are resolved to evolve in 2014.  Tip #1 was  Get Authentic. Tip #2 is Get to know Jesus, again. When Jesus first came to me in a vision, over 20 years ago, it was a shock.  Not only that he was in...

Resolve to Evolve: Get Authentic!

As promised, here is the first of my top 5 or 6 tips for people of faith who are resolved to evolve this year!  Here’s tip #1:  Get Authentic.   When I pastored churches, I knew most of the people in the  congregations I served–quite a few pretty well.  We...

Ministry: Comfort and Challenge

What kind of ministries does your church engage in?  Are they inner focused or outer focused?  Are they comfort-oriented or challenge-oriented? In order to survive and thrive, churches need a balance of ministries that both support the church itself (inner focused)...

Not Even a Text Message?

Just as Christians celebrate Easter and Christmas every year, so Jesus and his family—along with their relatives and friends—celebrated Passover every year. It was a big to-do. Each spring in the Hebrew month of Nisan they trekked from their home in Nazareth up to...

Me and Myrna Jean

Myrna Jean met me at the door when I walked in to my first day at the new church. “The good thing about living in a small town,” she said impishly, “is that someone always knows what you are up to. And if by chance you can’t remember,...