Book Review: Faith Forming Faith by Paul E. Hoffman

What would the church, or the world for that matter, be like if we were to follow in the original teachings and faith formation of the founders of the church? Paul Hoffman brings this question to the forefront as he examines the adult catechumen and the effect that it can have on a congregation from… Continue reading Book Review: Faith Forming Faith by Paul E. Hoffman

Book Review: Racing the Rain by John L. Parker, Jr.

This book follows up Parker’s two other books about Quenton Cassidy, Once a Runner and Again to Carthage.  Once a Runner is a book that must be on every runners must read list. I would argue that the other two are just as good. In Racing in the Rain, the reader has the opportunity to get to know Quenton from… Continue reading Book Review: Racing the Rain by John L. Parker, Jr.

Writing a book or novel?

Last month when perusing Facebook I saw a post from a fellow pastor promoting NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). Actually, he was taking a spin on it and asked if anyone would like to participate in NaTheoWriMo (National Theology Writing Month). The goal is to write a novel or book over the course of November… Continue reading Writing a book or novel?

Book Review: A New Beginning for Pastors and Congregations

What a wonderful resource. This book by Kennon L. Callahan sets up some essential direction for those that are seeking a new call, or have received, and the congregation that is in the process. Callahan provides some great guidelines from the first day to looking towards the future. Of course, this is not a one… Continue reading Book Review: A New Beginning for Pastors and Congregations

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Being in Relationship

Relationships take time to build. This is a point within life that is true no matter what profession you are in or where you live. Relationships are all around us, and yet we at times tend to hope they will just work out on their own. As a pastor I don’t really have the luxury… Continue reading Being in Relationship

The Order of Melchizedek

One of the Lectionary readings for this coming Sunday is Hebrews 5:1-10. We get a brief glimpse and mention of a priest named Melchizedek. Don’t be discouraged if you have no clue who this reference is to. He has little reference throughout the Bible, yet appears to be someone that we should somewhat look up… Continue reading The Order of Melchizedek

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Book Review: A Full Life, Reflections at Ninety by Jimmy Carter

I will admit that the majority that I knew of Jimmy Carter was just what I learned along the way through conversation or an occasional article I may read. Yes, he was the President when I was born, but I never took time to do any specific research on him. I knew that he was… Continue reading Book Review: A Full Life, Reflections at Ninety by Jimmy Carter

Fear Breeds Hate

Why is it that we are so often afraid of those things that we know little about? This weekend there are protests that are taking place near Muslim mosques around the country, most closely Dearborn, MI. Not only do these protests appear to be anti-Muslim, they are also being promoted by open-carry gun groups. This… Continue reading Fear Breeds Hate