Jul29SatLet hospitality take the anxiety out of mentoring July 29, 2017
Why is it that finding a mentor feels like dating? Will they meet your expectations? What will the commitment level look like?
What if instead of thinking of a mentor relationship as an exclusive partnership to secure our desired life/career benefits, we sought to be part of a nurturing community in which we have as much to invest as we have to receive? When mentoring is an act of hospitality within the Christian community it takes the anxious expectations out of the equation and allows mentoring relationships to foster inclusion and discipleship.
Jun30FriJune 30, 2017
May2MonMay 2, 2016
There are so many couples out there partnering in ministry in one way or another – co-pastoring, Sunday School teaching, ministry leading, worship banding, church planting and so on – who are struggling to live in the blessedness of resurrection day when it feels like the demands of church and family life are crucifying you!
If that’s you, let me just say, you are not alone! And yes, it’s HARD!
Apr13WedApril 13, 2016
Feb10WedFebruary 10, 2016
Feb4ThuFebruary 4, 2016
To my friends in the Wilderness,
Forgive my plain words. I haven’t the rhetoric of Peter or the charisma of Phillip. The twelve called upon me to wait tables, to feed the poor and hungry, so those gifted with words could do what I cannot.
Who would have thought that setting tables with bread would lead me here, before an angry mob gathering stones?
Dec15TueDecember 15, 2015
Nov11WedNovember 11, 2015
It’s always a bit of adjustment eating at a new table, where you don’t know the etiquette. Even more so at The Table to which Christians have been invited to share in one meal for thousands of years. You’d think we would have a better grasp on the table manners.
One of the great joys of this strange season my family is in, worshiping in a different church nearly every Sunday, is that we get to gather around the Lord’s Table with so many different congregations. Each table bears the unique marks of the Word that became flesh. No two invitations to communion have been the same. In one way this is a wonderful testimony to the incarnation of Christ and contextual nature of worship. In another, these differences speak to a discontinuity and confusion in our worship practices, which can make the invitation to this meal less than hospitable.
But we have been given some wonderful table manners, if you will, that help us come together around the Lord’s Table and be filled with the gift of Christ who is our peace!