We are once again coming into the final days of Advent – a time when cards are filled with wishes for hope and good cheer - a time when our anticipation of celebrating goodwill should be at its peak. Yet the events of the past few weeks seem to have cast a pall over these … Continue reading Christ, Our Hope!
I am a product of the first generation to be immersed in television and television advertising. I cannot even imagine trying to count the number of ads that have passed before my eyes – from the sublime to the ridiculous to the downright annoying. Some are disturbing only after you think about the messages they … Continue reading The Slow Track – a pattern of restoration for exited pastors
While the task of ministering to pastors can be daunting for those of us involved, it is encouraging to know that we are not alone. When I began the process of coming on board with PIR Ministries, I shared what God was doing in my life with a friend, Charles Shepson. Dr. Shepson entered my … Continue reading CareGivers Forum 2012 – Gathering Together Those Who Serve God’s Shepherds
Recently, as my wife and I were talking about this ministry, I expressed concern about connecting with those who find themselves adrift after being exited from ministry. In the course of that conversation, it occurred to both of us that one of the primary reasons for the difficulty in connecting might be that no one … Continue reading Who is looking for the lost shepherds?
In the last couple of months, two significant events occurred in the history of space exploration. While most of us can identify the first one – the landing of the Mars explorer “Curiosity” – it is likely that the second went relatively unnoticed. Early last month, an Associated Press report marked the 35th anniversary of … Continue reading A Re-shaped Purpose – The Voyager Project and Exited Pastors
It’s amazing who you might know! The idea of “six degrees of separation” – where everyone is approximately six steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person in the world - has entered the mainstream of our culture. In the last 10 years, there have been studies conducted to try to validate the … Continue reading Exited Pastors – Everybody Knows One!
I continue to be amazed at the obscure stats that are now a regular part of most sports broadcasting. Athlete Q leads in homeruns while chewing spearmint instead of wintergreen gum! Swimmer X once raced against a dolphin, and won! It was refreshing that the summer Olympic games, just concluded, tried to use some of … Continue reading Stats and Stories