If the Church were pictured as a farm, one could say various parts of the country are becoming “food deserts.” There are not enough qualified pastors to go around, and Christians aren’t being prepared and empowered for ministry as they could be. All of this is occurring while the needContinue Reading

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 somethingContinue Reading

stream of consciousness

Here’s what’s on my mind this Friday: Every now and then I like to remind readers the views expressed in this stream are both mine alone, and written in a free-flow format. This is not a carefully redacted piece of journalism–it’s literally a stream of consciousness, hence the name. I’veContinue Reading