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The Character(s) of the Pastor

As is true of most people, I love TV. And I love TV characters who inspire me to be a better pastor. Here are my most favorite characters in TV shows who have traits and qualities that I hope to … Continue reading

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Church as Formed, Deformed and Reformed

Last weekend I had the joy of hearing in person one of my most favorite theological and biblical scholars, Walter Brueggemann. His teachings and writings continue to challenge me, inspire me and give me hope for a community called church … Continue reading

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Reflections on Confirmation

Over the past couple of years, confirmation has become on my most favorite and life-giving parts of youth ministry. Confirmation has been an area that has grown in significance and thoughtfulness in each year for me that I have been … Continue reading

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Activism for Introverts

Yes!

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Powerful Photos of 2017

Each year Buzzfeed publishes the most powerful photos of the year. These photos tell powerful stories. I have often used them for prayer nights with youth groups. Youth journey around the sanctuary prayerfully reflecting over the stories and those represented … Continue reading

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The Ministry of Dancing On Our Own

I love the version of the song Dancing on My Own by Calum Scott. It feels deeply passionate and emotional. For me the song is a great prayer for those times in ministry where we feel beat up, over looked and worn … Continue reading

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Powerful Documentaries

Here a few documentaries I have seen recently that provide some powerful and engaging narratives.

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