When church rivalry goes violent

There are times when being a public figure like a pastor scare the bejeebers out of me. Living next to the church building leads to some interesting knocks on the door (like when I opened the door with to find a man holding both hands behind his back and asking, “Is the pastor home?”) –…

I hate being sick…

Earlier this year I missed my first sermon ever after I woke up and was ill early Sunday morning. It was hard to not be in worship on Sunday morning, but there was no way I would have been able to make it through without making myself even more sick.  One missed Sunday isn’t bad…

Wow, Jesus…

I gotta say I typically fail to be Jesus in situations like these. I hope (painfully) that I will, but frequently I look at myself and think, “I am so selfish.” Stories like this one just keep encouraging me that striving after Jesus is a good idea – he’s never mentioned in the article, but…

Not my pastor…

I will not endorse a candidate on this blog, or any other setting – it’s not something I’m free to do as a pastor, and nor do I think that the “pulpit” is a place where pastor’s should stump for candidates (this is, in fact, where I think Jeremiah Wright was absolutely wrong and crossed…

Well everyone said I should

First, I had my own blog on CrossPointings.org.  Then, everyone said I should switch to something like blogger.  Then, they all started saying “Hey, why are you on blogger, you should have used wordpress!”  So, I’m here on wordpress. I’m wezlo – pastor, geek, dad, husband, and general nut job.  I have high hopes, and…