G0iving people permission to grieve may be one of the more important things I do in my role as both pastor and chaplain.
I’ll take deep and simple over complex but shallow any day of the week.
Forgiveness is a difficult thing. It’s difficult because we want to make it about the person we’re forgiving, but it’s really about who we are and who we serve.
I’ve had several personal encounters with “Trump Conservatives” in the past several weeks which have left me disturbed.
The Sunday nearest Independence Day has, on occasion, provoked a question from some folks in my congregation, “Why didn’t we sing any patriotic songs this morning?” My answer is always the same.
It’s amazing the types of things you can learn from a church name.