Peterson never delivered a formula for success. He just wrote about pastoral work and how to live it.
The ministry of abiding, even in the face of decline, is an offering to God.
The preacher maintains a sacred conversation between God and the congregation.
"Sam," the voice on the phone said, simply. I was transported back 25 years.
A story about a search committee and a candidate
The ailing young man wanted to be face to face with God. I opened my shoebox.
Being a pastor is like jumping into a river. You have to let the current take you.
In the wake of violence, pastors have to lead people out of hell. Jesus has been there.
Even the most mechanical routines can transform our inner lives.
Now that 60 is the new 50, creative models are emerging for ministry transitions.