• Pastors and Giving, Cont.

    Earlier this week, my article about pastor’s not giving went live on Ministry Matters. I’ve been browsing through the comments on both Ministry Matters page and on a Facebook’s group page, United Methodist Clergy. It’s been interesting. Tithing seems to be a point of discussion on the comment threads. Forget about tithing for a second.… Continue Reading

  • #whyIbelieve: Arielle

    I like to think of different worldviews as different pairs of glasses—my worldview, then, is the lens I wear which shapes the way I view the world, and ultimately shapes how I act.  For instance, if I believed that aliens secretly controlled American government, I would probably want to study xenology, and I would have… Continue Reading

  • Maybe You’re the Jerk…?

    If you run into a jerk in the morning, there's a good chance that that person was really a jerk. But if you run into jerks all day long, maybe (and just maybe) you're the jerk? It's just hard to believe that there are that many jerks throughout your day. I'm not saying that it's… Continue Reading

  • #whyIbelieve: Chris

    If you want to contribute to this series and share your story, please email me at pastorjosephyoo(@)gmail(.)com, without the parentheses. Ever since I was young I loved to draw. It was always something that my brothers and I loved to do long as I can remember. What was interesting about this hobby of mine was… Continue Reading

  • Mind, Body, and Soul

    I resolved to improve three areas of my life this year — and try my darndest to stick with it. Body So, the doctor tells me that I really need to watch my consumption of all good and tasty food (read: junk food). My bad cholesterol is still really high. But now, I’m dancing around… Continue Reading

  • #whyIbelieve: Katie

    If you want to contribute to this series and share your story, please email me at pastorjosephyoo(@)gmail(.)com, without the parentheses. The ground is cold and rocky. My comfort-max sleeping bag is bringing no relief. But the pain I will endure tomorrow morning, does not matter. The nearly seventy middle schoolers and twenty other volunteer leaders,… Continue Reading

  • Buzz, Your Girlfriend! Woof!

    In the first Home Alone, after he gets into a fight with his older brother, he's forced to go to bed early. His mother says, “Just stay up [in the attic] I don't want to see you again for the rest of the night.”Kevin responds, “I don't want to see you again for the rest… Continue Reading