Pastor's Ponderings

  • Celebrate Life

    Death has been front and center in the media these past months. Sadly, they are mostly of the violent kind—police shooting civilians, civilians shooting police, terrorist attacks, military takeover attempts. And there are the accidents and “natural causes.” Then death strikes closer to home. A friend and brother in Christ

  • Dangerous Enthusiasm

    The apostle Paul tells us, “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord” (Romans 12.11 NIV). That’s the kind of attitude that pastors and church leaders would want to see in church members—zeal, passion, eagerness, enthusiasm. The church thrives with people like that! Then, John

  • All By The Grace of God

    Reading excerpts from John Bunyan’s Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, I found myself reflecting on my own experiences as one called to minister in the name of Christ. It is worth the reminder that, in the end, serving Christ is a privilege given by the grace of God.