Going For Broke

Being a leader is challenging for me. It’s tough because, before I was a lead pastor, I worked for some pastors who were pretty bad leaders. And I don’t want to be them. Note, they were all pretty good men. They loved the Lord. But some simply stunk at leadership. Some of them led too…

NEW PODCAST: MY TRADING SPACES ADVENTURE

Listen as I sit at my piano and talk about how a pastor (me) ended up writing the iconic theme for a hit TV show called TRADING SPACES, and how God used it to prove His faithfulness when i’d almost given up. And sure, if you research this enough, you can find out my real…

1975 All Over Again

I love old churches. I love the architecture, the old hymnals, and I also love what those churches have meant to people. I’m the new pastor of a really old church with a lot of great history behind it. There’s even a Facebook page devoted to the shared memories of former attenders who’ve moved away….

The Untimely Resurrection Of Aunt Jewel

Her funeral was on a sunny Spring day several years ago. My mom’s sister Jewel had struggled with cancer and finally succumbed. She was in her 80s, so no one could say it came as a surprise. What did come as a surprise was how mobile she became post mortem… At the time, I was…