Saturday Prayer – Christmas Eve Eve

  Hey God, Somewhere I heard that everything is a prayer. If that is true, can this list be my prayer today? Grocery store run. Check. Put tree up. Check. Shovel walk. Check. Hospital visits. Check. Walk dogs. Check. Sermons one, two, three. More or less check. Wrap presents. About half check. Prepare the complicated… Read More

Wits-Ends-Day: A Pastor’s Dream Come True

I started volunteering at our local humane society this week. Not because I’m a good person. Because my twelve-year-old daughter wants to volunteer and she’s too young to do it without parental supervision. After the required orientation, we wore our long pants, closed-toed shoes, and volunteer T-shirts, and showed up for our first shift. The… Read More

The Perils of Pastoring “Progressives”

For those of you pastors fortunate enough to serve a congregation full of thoughtful, intelligent, “progressive” people . . . the Lord be with you. Don’t get me wrong. I love my NPR-listening, free-range eggshell-composting, “Who would Jesus bomb?” bumper sticker-sporting flock. Love them to pieces. Still, those of us with more Priuses than pickups… Read More