Blog

June 6, 2017
When we arrived in our current pastoral call, one of the pleasant surprises my wife and I discovered was a Manse where we could host large groups of... Read More
May 25, 2017
It’s been a good year to reflect on Reformed identity in the context of corporate worship. The 500th anniversary of the Reformation has... Read More
May 19, 2017
One evening 15 or so years ago, as I stepped out onto our front porch, I encountered a surprise guest, or I should say, several surprise guests. An... Read More
May 16, 2017
A True Story The youth group had just returned from a week-long mission trip to a large, urban center. While there, they learned a rap-style... Read More
May 4, 2017
A Practical Guide for All Ages A Successful Experiment This past Lenten season the worship committee of my church encouraged congregational... Read More
April 25, 2017
A friend of mine came to my office a few weeks ago. His congregation is beginning to think about a sanctuary renovation, and he wanted to talk... Read More
April 19, 2017
You can’t. Just accept it. It isn’t the role of the worship leader, worship coordinator, worship pastor or solo pastor to craft worship... Read More
April 13, 2017
Three times within the last week I have heard of churches that are letting people go hired professionals as well as seasoned volunteers, because they... Read More
April 4, 2017
Two weeks ago, I played the hymns for my grandmother’s memorial service. My uncles, father, and aunt had quickly gathered to plan the service,... Read More
March 20, 2017
Every congregation knows what it is to go through some kind of major change or transition. Most of us have experienced transitions between pastors -... Read More
March 13, 2017
I started walking last June because of a FaceBook challenge put out by a former student. My job is primarily sedentary, and the goal of 10,000 steps... Read More
March 8, 2017
A tag line from a decades-old infomercial still makes me chuckle: [announcer voice] “This ____ can be yours. Do not be fooled by more expensive... Read More