John 13:5-16 is a passage, I feel, which is healthy for pastors to be a bit uncomfortable preaching.
There are seasons in life where our emotions become a jumble, and we feel as though we are being tossed around in violent rapids–drowning for want of breath.
One of the things I’ve discovered over the years is the call to pastoring means spending a great deal of time in the maelstrom we call, “grief.”
I may seem odd, but this Target bag has achieved some sentimental value to me.
Over the years, both in positions of leadership and as a follower, I’ve gained some insights on the nature of leadership.
Christianity is a religion of hope. But the thing about hope is, it can suck.