Every pastor will tell you that there are worship experiences that they would rather forget. There could be a lot … Continue reading I Stopped Worship Sunday to Care for My Autistic Child
I believe we learn more about ourselves in a crisis than we do at any other point in time. A … Continue reading Things I Have Learned During the Pandemic
A few weeks ago, I offered some reflections on serving as a pastor during a pandemic. I shared about how this season has been odd and difficult. I yearn for the experiences of odd and difficult, now, as we prepare to consider what does it mean to relaunch in-person activities.
I find myself in a place of constant stress, anxiety, and emotional exhaustion as we begin to consider what does it mean to gather back together once more.
Certainly, I never imagined that two months after shutting down in-person activities that we would still be in this place. I never imagined we would go two months without sharing the sacraments together. I never imagined we would go two months without a lot of the essential activities of community. My worst-case scenario began to play out Sunday of being out through Mother’s Day. My ultimate worst-case scenario is becoming a heartbreaking reality of not being together on my last Sunday, which is only a few weeks away. Continue reading “Being a Pastor During a Pandemic: The Relaunch Edition”
Abraham Lincoln is the country’s greatest president. His achievements in four years in office are many. To name a few, … Continue reading What Abraham Lincoln Teaches Pastors About Leadership
For years, I have been able to ignore Father’s Day. The way I have celebrated this day in the past … Continue reading Celebrating Father’s Day When You Don’t Want to Celebrate