Grandmotherly Wisdom

My mother grew up in a family with six children, so when the grandchildren came along we quickly overran family gatherings. When you added myself and my two sisters to the mix, there were twelve of us 1. Holidays were interesting times. I suppose some grandparents may have collapsed under the pressure of such a…

Teaching and leadership

It happened again recently. I heard yet another pastor talking about teaching in an effort to highlight other important aspects of leadership. I’m sure the pastor meant well, as I’m sure all the pastors who take similar lines of thought mean well. An I understand why people would make statements to that effect. Pastoring, after…

The Art of Learning

I don’t know all that much, really. That’s not a statement meant to invite pity. In fact, it’s what makes life exciting. I don’t know all that much, which means there’s so much to learn! I adore learning. The art of picking up a new piece of software and putting it through it’s paces is…

Mighty Morphing Power Idioms

I woke up this morning, sans alarm thanks to the “blizzard” [^ donot], and fired up my Hulu queue to catch The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. As I prepared my breakfast I suddenly became aware that our culture had hit a tipping point. Idioms which have been around for decades, and so popular that…

Thank you!

I recently wrote a blog post which looked back at my connection to some of “pastoral ancestors,” for lack of a better description. I have another side of my personality, though, and therefor am the descendant of a whole other line of teachers. I'm not just pastor, I'm a geek-pastor! I need to thank the…