• A Letter for Harmony (by Sung J. Kim)

    (Sung Joong Kim is a former youth student of mine. I asked him to write a post about anything regarding faith and this is what he wrote. You can follow him on twitter here) May 9, 2004 That day would forever change my life. I did not know at the time how significant that day… Continue Reading

  • Hello, Seattle

    I’ve been productive. And have been enjoying exploring parts of Seattle. I got to catch up with a former seminarian and one of my favorite professors when I was attending Wesley Theological Seminary. I got to meet with one of the staff members at Quest Church and got a tour of the building and hearing… Continue Reading

  • The One Where We Get a Face Lift

    Upgraded and updated the blog. Hopefully, if you subscribe, no more weird ads. At least for the year. A different look, just because.  As always, I’m grateful for all of you who take the time to read this blog. 

  • The Pastor’s Salary

      You are seeking to join an annual conference that has experienced more than 3 decades of decline and has scores of struggling churches? How will you address this reality in your ministry as an Elder? That was one of the questions that I’ve answered plenty of times en route to ordination. What’s not helping,… Continue Reading

  • Random Thoughts On Leadership

    In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the Lord’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly… Continue Reading