Friday Stream of Consciousness – 158

Chargers, Media, Trump, & Fitness

stream of consciousness

Here’s what’s on my mind this morning: This is the first Stream I’ve published in a while. There is a really profound reason: I haven’t wanted to. Early in my blogging career I used to write even when I didn’t want to. These days, I write when I have something to say. Even then I […]

How to Get Along with Your Worship Leader

It's not as hard as you think

Certain ministry roles have more conflict between them than others. Senior Pastors and Youth Pastors, Church Administrators and Youth Ministers, for example. There is also sometimes significant tension between the Worship Leader and the one preaching Sunday. This is obviously not the case in every church, but it is in many churches. Truth be told, […]

What’s Your 95 MPH Fastball?

Find it. Keep throwing it.

A couple of months ago I had lunch with one of those Yodas–those wise, older pastors who have been in ministry so long they ooze wisdom without knowing it. This gentleman could offer commentary on nearly anything and it would be laced with something helpful. He’s been at the same congregation for more than thirty years, and in ministry for more than thirty-five years.

That takes some doing. It doesn’t just happen. It takes something to live one’s life with integrity in a fish bowl, make the sacrifices full-time ministry asks of you, help grow a church over decades, and still smile a lot—after nearly forty years. Such pastors are my heroes. I hope to be one of them.