Share Something Sundays – Tell Me About This Weekend’s Church Gathering (Aug 21, 11)

On Sunday afternoons I am going to invite you the readers to share a quick thought from your church experiences this past weekend. Share: Something insightful that challenged you in your life with God. Something hilarious that you heard or saw Something visual that you just had to take a picture of (Disqus comments allow [Read More...]

My Dream for the Church is…

This weekend was wonderful.  I finally got to meet my church planting coach in person.  Prior to this, our entire friendship was phone / Skype based.  I took a trip with Lauren down to southern California and spoke at a great church, where my mentor is the pastor.  As I hung out with him, his [Read More...]

Bi-Vocational Ministry Makes a Comeback (Jonathan Paran Aran)

I started my theological studies thinking about being a youth pastor. It might have been my involvement in youth ministry and my youth’s pastor’s influence on me that propelled me in that direction. But soon, the academic bug bit me, and my interests in thinking about ministry in a pastoral dimension waned to thinking about [Read More...]

The Artistic Imagination and the Word: Reflections from Jim LePage (Woodland Hills Church-Graphic Artist)

  At the beginning of every year, I think about what types of changes or growth I’d like to see in my life over the next 12 months. Nearly every year, “reading the Bible more” is at the top of that list. For a long time, I’ve believed that the Bible is filled with wisdom [Read More...]


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