Life in the Maelstrom

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.”

What a Morning, A Haiku

This morning I woke up an hour and a half past my alarm. On a Sunday this is a disaster for a pastor. Once I woke up I quickly rushed around getting ready for the morning. But, being so discombobulated, I kept tripping over myself. Somehow I managed to finish my final sermon preparations and…

Spiritual Formation

There’s a myth, prevalent in Western cultures especially, which says there is a place for everyone which is perfectly suited for them.  When people say, “This is what I’m meant to do,” this is often the myth being played out.  In romantic arenas, it leads to talk of a “soul mate.” In any case, I…