Ordination Exams are our Kobayashi Maru

I’ve been catching up with some friends recently thanks to social media. Some of them haven’t heard I’m in seminary and planning to become a pastor. Those are the most fun conversations laced with interesting questions. Several times people have … Continue reading

“Chosen Family” Story

My hymn “Chosen Family (The BGLASS Hymn)” has been posted in my Worship Resources page. For convenience it’s a downloadable pdf file. There’s a story behind the hymn “Chosen Family” that I’d like to tell.  I am a member of  … Continue reading

Reply to Rev. Whitsitt

Rev. Landon Whitsitt wrote an article entitled “Dear Young(ish) Mainline Pastor Type People: Please Plant a Church.” Here is my disclaimer for this post: I am not writing this reply to fight Rev. Whitsitt’s ideas but to add some thoughts into … Continue reading

Why bother with the ordination process?

After reading my last post about reclaiming foolishness in a long-term vision in the church, my friend “Kelly” who is a spiritual-but-not-religious young adult asked the question: If you can minister anywhere at anytime, why bother with the ordination process? … Continue reading