When the Holy Spirit Leads to the Cornhusker State

Those of you who follow this blog regularly, know that my wife Allison is currently serving a pastoral internship. While she is doing that, I am working for the same congregation as its mission developer for its north campus, as well as working for the local synod around social media and the possibility of a lay school of theology. About a year ago, I shared … Continue reading When the Holy Spirit Leads to the Cornhusker State

Why I Stayed

About a year ago, there were a series of posts and articles written about Millennials and the church. Many times they were titled, ‘Why I Stayed.” Though this post might be related to that conversation, this isn’t my focus.  A few months ago I was asked a simple but profound question by another ministry leader. He knew of my story and the patience needed to … Continue reading Why I Stayed

What a Wonderful World

One of my favorite songs of all time is “What a Wonderful World.” I’m sure you know the song, but to refresh your memory about the song and its beautiful lyrics by George David and Bob Thiele: “I see trees of green, red roses, too, I see them bloom for me and you, and I think to myself what a wonderful world. I see skies … Continue reading What a Wonderful World

Approved… Now What?

Earlier this summer I wrote and shared about being “Towards Approval.” Well, I can happily report that I have officially been approved by the candidacy committee of the Southwestern Washington Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) to be an Associate in Ministry. To translate, this means that the larger church that I am a part of has formally approved me for being … Continue reading Approved… Now What?