Adobe StockWhile the race for the White House has understandably dominated headlines and the collective attention of the nation since the polls closed on Tuesday, the presidential election was not the only important issue on the ballots.  Largely lost amidst the chaos surrounding swing states were the decisions rendered on...
I’ve just recently started my 25th year as a seminary professor. Throughout those years, I’ve seen students and young pastors increasing and almost desperately want a mentor. Here are some reasons why: They take ministry responsibilities seriously. They take them so seriously, in fact, that they want a veteran leader...
(Adobe Stock)We are still waiting for final results from Tuesday’s election, as President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden both have pathways to the White House. As states continue to count votes, legal challenges related to the election loom as well. While we wait, I’d like to address a...
It always happens at the least convenient times. Kids ask questions that you just didn’t see coming. One minute they will be telling you about Paw Patrol and the next they will be asking a deep question about the Trinity.  In the days we are now in, our children are...
Adobe StockCrystal Conover decorates her front yard in Layton, Utah, every Halloween. Life-size skeletons and creepy clowns are on display while zombies climb out of grassy holes. She does this because Halloween was her son Jayden’s favorite holiday. He was thirteen years old when he was hit by a car...
Adobe StockA 102-year-old World War II Army veteran is still working on her “bucket list” but now has one less item to worry about.   Inspired by late President George H.W. Bush, Vivian “Millie” Bailey went skydiving this past Sunday. The former president made the leap at the age of ninety....
Fox NFL Sunday Pre Game show host Curt Menefee on location sideline live broadcast during an NFL NFC conference championship playoff football game between the Minnesota Vikings against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Philadelphia. The Eagles won 38-7. (AP Images) “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody...
In photo provided by the Washington State Dept. of Agriculture, an Asian Giant Hornet wearing a tracking device is shown Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 near Blaine, Wash. (Karla Salp/Washington Dept. of Agriculture via AP)There’s good news in what seems like bad news in today’s news. Just when you thought 2020...
Every church has an organizational culture. Some churches have a culture of optimism. You can feel the energy in worship. Others are pessimistic. You can sense the deadness when you walk into the sanctuary. Every church also faces obstacles. What is the difference between churches that approach obstacles with a...
Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera watches teams warm up before the first half of an NFL football game between the Washington Football Team and the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)Ron Rivera embarked upon his first season as head coach of...
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