Three Myths about Ministry

I have just finished a tremendous book on pastoral ministry called “The Pastor’s Justification” by Jared Wilson. Over the next few weeks I will reflect on the ways this book has challenged my view of ministry and leadership. Wilson has put into words ideas which have burned strongly in my mind for the past fewContinue reading “Three Myths about Ministry”

Clergy Aren’t Respected Anymore… Is That Good?

Those who hold the title of clergy have been experiencing a fall from popular culture. The image of a pastor has transformed from a caring individual, dedicated to bringing hope and restoration into¬†a community to a televangelist bent on stealing money from the poor through the prosperity gospel. This seems like a new phenomenon. It’sContinue reading “Clergy Aren’t Respected Anymore… Is That Good?”

Why all the denominations?

People are often puzzled by the incredible amount of denominations in Christianity – especially in the United States. Many of these denominations began in the 1800s as people began to apply the principles of democracy and personal freedom to religion. As people exercised what they believed to be God-given reason and logic, it fostered aContinue reading “Why all the denominations?”