Saving Money in Ministry
09 June 2015
Tight budgets are commonplace in ministry. That means that decisions about spending money are equally as common. Someone in our church recently asked me, “Why can’t the church do ‘x’ when it’s only thirty bucks a month?” “It’s a great idea,” I affirmed, “but there are so..
Losing Friends Because of Jesus
26 May 2015
“I lost a friend over the whole Josh Duggar thing.” I listened as my buddy explained how he’d used Facebook to dare others to not to be petty in how they responded to the now-infamous news story. Apparently, the individual who took offense couldn’t tolerate such a perspective. Curious,..
What You’re Overlooking: A Shrewd Lesson from David Letterman
05 May 2015
I grew up watching David Letterman at night. That probably explains a lot about me. Admittedly, I haven’t watched Letterman in a while. I’ve been tuning back in due to his retirement (and yes, even was retweeted by @Letterman). Still, I’ve had a sort of surface-level..
Isopod Crustaceans and Youth Ministry
23 April 2015
What’s an Isopod Crustacean? Remember the little Roly Polies you rolled around in your palm as a kid? These Roly Polies crawled up our arms fascinating us with their millions of tiny legs. This morning as I was walking my dog, an Isopod caught my..