Tag: Calling

We Are One Body!

January 27, 2019 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we came out of the womb with instructions on how to live our lives and what we needed to do to fulfill the calling that God has given us? Some of you may… Continue Reading “We Are One Body!”

A Reluctant Jesus?

January 20, 2019 John 2:1-11 One of the greatest barriers that we encounter in our lives is self-doubt! Even as you speak it, you can hear how it is directed internally. It is not doubt that is poured onto you by a boss, neighbor,… Continue Reading “A Reluctant Jesus?”

Who Are you Going to Invite?

John 1:43-51 “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Nathaniel might as well have said that Nazareth is a decrepit village. Honestly, you cannot make this stuff up. Our lectionary, created over thirty years ago, once again speaks to the world around us. You… Continue Reading “Who Are you Going to Invite?”

This Calling is Dirty!

Mark 1:4-11 It is a rarity today for a person to start a career and stay employed with the same employer for their entire working life. I am a testament to that. Prior to my calling to become a pastor, I worked for four… Continue Reading “This Calling is Dirty!”

The World Has Not Come to an End

Though it may seem like it. What a bitter election season we have just experienced. I sat down last night to watch the returns with a pit in my stomach that must have been anticipating the outcome that I would wake up to this… Continue Reading “The World Has Not Come to an End”

God Calls Through Grace

Galatians 1:11-24 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to set us free from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the… Continue Reading “God Calls Through Grace”

Advent Devotions December 9

Luke 7:24-26 When John’s messengers had gone, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind? What then did you go out to see? Someone dressed in soft… Continue Reading “Advent Devotions December 9”

A New Beginning

This post is a partial book review and also a look towards the future. We each have unique paths and journeys that we take as we listen to where God may be calling us in life, that is if we choose to listen. Beginning… Continue Reading “A New Beginning”

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… 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… Continue Reading “Book Review: A New Beginning for Pastors and Congregations”