G0iving people permission to grieve may be one of the more important things I do in my role as both pastor and chaplain.
Over the past year it’s been difficult to write for this blog. Depression over the state of my culture is a big reason why.
Sometimes you just need to share a reflection with the world. A recent memorial service was one of those times.
This has been a tough week. I’ve been a pastor for 18 years, and in that time I’ve dealt with a lot of death. It kinda comes with the calling. This week has been different.
Central Baptist has been blessed to have one of the most lovely people I’ve ever met in our fellowship. Peg Horton is sweet, joyous, and deep. She’ll regularly ask me Biblical Studies questions that make me do research, and giggle like a little kid on Christmas when she sees something funny.
When I started this blog nine years ago I pondered the name I wanted to give it. I recalled the John Cleese movie, clockwise, which my pastor told me about…