"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.
We gave our readers a one-word writing prompt: "power."
In our current political climate, the preacher struggles to say something both unifying and prophetic.
Denominational meetings can be difficult. My Sunday school class reminds me what's at stake.