When I was called to the pastorate I felt I was prepared for a number of tasks and roles a pastor was expected to fill. What I was not prepared for was the deep sense of loss pastors inevitably feel.
It’s just about the beginning of Advent, which triggers my annual month of grouchiness and grumbling. So if you wish me well, my response will be a genuine, “THANK YOU.”
More and more it seems like gigs like weddings and funerals is all there is left in this society for clergy to do. I find that sad.
Accordance’s exclusive “Picture the New Testament: A Photo Commentary” manages to do something I thought impossible.
When we see a migration of hungry and thirsty strangers in desperate need of hospitality the living Lord says, “I’m with them.” Are we?
Note The post below is based on my sermon for October 28, 2018, which was written that morning in response to the events of the previous week. The Post This…