Monthly Archives: September 2013

Is Your Pastor Happy?

1.  Clergy:  The least worldly are reported to be the happiest of all I’m happy to report that I have a happy job.  In fact, I have the happiest job on the list.  Indeed.  According to this article on Forbes,  Clergy … Continue reading

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Sunrise (Spiritual Life Retreat version)

The sunrise at Somerset Camp was overwhelming this morning.  Earthclouds formed on the archery range, severely backlit by the genuine luminosity of an eye-burning kind.  As I walked East, toward the tops of clouds and into the light, I wondered for a minute … Continue reading

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Post-Traditonal, Post-Willow, Post-Empire, Post-Post-Modern

I came across this fine article by Russell Blanchard Smith that talks about ministry in this post-post-modern age.  This is a time of great hope as the church has the opportunity to wake up to its unique identity, shaped by her architect, … Continue reading

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Service & the Out of Context Passage

I’ve been thinking about servanthood lately, probably because I’m getting ready to preach it up about serving.  The preaching schedule usually has at least some influence on my thought life.  For example, in preparation for a series we’re doing on … Continue reading

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Zac’s First Day

I am writing this post so that I can look back and remember what it was like to put our 4 year old on the schoolbus today.  Emily and I stood at the corner, young Zac bumping his head into … Continue reading

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9/12

Many people posted memories of their whereabouts on 9/11/01, and here’s mine: I was standing in the radio station news room at Spring Arbor University.  CNN or one of its indistinguishables played on the TV in the corner, the anchors … Continue reading

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Should Corporate Worship be Fun?

Sometimes I think so much about making sure God gets the glory that I forget that He wants His joy to be our strength.  This means that God’s joy is something I should be seeking after, since God delights.  This … Continue reading

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