How has suffering shaped your ministry?

How has suffering shaped your ministry? That’s the topic for this week’s Slant 33 article. Here’s my answer to this question. My question for you is, “How has suffering shaped YOUR ministry?” Like a lot of fellow youth workers, I traded a business cubicle for a youth ministry office. Wide-eyed and overly optimistic Kristen and…… Continue reading How has suffering shaped your ministry?

Are you having fun?

Surely he took up our pain     and bore our suffering,  yet we considered him punished by God,     stricken by him, and afflicted.  But he was pierced for our transgressions,     he was crushed for our iniquities;  the punishment that brought us peace was on him,     and by his wounds we are healed.  We all, like sheep,…… Continue reading Are you having fun?

Megachurches canceling services today?

Last night my friend Gavin Richardson posted an interesting quandary on Twitter. To paraphrase, “Why is it that in some parts of the world people die trying to go to church while here in the states megachurches are canceling services because they did a big service Christmas eve?” Here was my response, “Easy. It’s a…… Continue reading Megachurches canceling services today?