The Happy Mary Dance

    True Stories from the High Contact Sport of Ministry (Names, places and dates have been changed to protect the culpable)   The downtown gothic Lutheran church was enamored with its annual “authentic” live nativity presented every Christmas Eve.   Not only did they...

Attack Fear with Purpose

Does it feel to you like it does to me that the world is burning down around us?  Since my last post, accomplished in the throes of grieving the terrorist attack in Miami, there have been two shootings by police, two shootings of police, the mowing down of scores of...

Hello world!

For years, I have felt stifled in my ability as a pastor to communicate honestly, openly and directly my spirituality.  This inhibition is best illustrated by an experience I had interviewing at a church in 1997.  It was right after the shootings at Columbine H.S. ...