Lesson on Persecution Lands Youth Pastor with Charges of Kidnapping

I’ve made several mistakes in my short ministry career (now about 10 years). But then there are the things that just go too far. Kidnapping kids is one of those areas. [Read more...]

When Women are Called and the Church Says “No!”

My book, A Woman Called, was released last month. I spent several years creating, writing, rewriting, and getting the book published. There were days that my thoughts exited my fingertips and entered a computer screen, sometimes page by page as fast as I could type, but more often, I typed slowly, word by word or [Read More...]

Why people leave the church and how pastors can respond

This article comes from an article by pastor Greg Surratt of Seacoast Church (a multi-site congregation).  What are your thoughts??? Why do people leave? Sometimes people leave because of a misunderstanding. Some of the people who left in the early years thought that Seacoast was going to be different than it was. Some couldn’t understand [Read More...]

Coming Out of the Theological Closet

I’m told that coming out of the closet involves risk on the part of someone who identifies with the LGBTIQ community.  How will my family and friends respond?  Will I be labeled as an outsider? When people choose to love these folks, no matter one’s convictions about sexuality, I believe that God is honored.  The [Read More...]


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