I have, in the last 37 years, had the pleasure of attending, being associated with or speaking/leading in many kinds of churches. I have been in liturgical high churches, charismatic, pentecostal, ones that speak in tongues, ones that don’t, those that have bands and those that think music is wrong, ones that don’t allow food … Read moreWhen I was thirsty…
My friend Vicky Beeching was interviewed for this article yesterday, announcing that she was gay. I have had the pleasure of working with vicky for a few years now. She is one of the nicest and smartest (borderline genius…can’t give her a big head) people I know. This article was heart-wrenching to read and broke my … Read moreVicky beeching: love can supersede everything
I have been doing “ministry” my whole life it seems. My dad was a pastor and my family can be best described as missionaries. I have been in ministry/working in and out of the church on my own and with my wife for 18 years now. I have seen it all. I have seen the … Read moreAn open letter from a pastor to those who will listen
At our 1Prayer meetings in Newport RI we have been battling for 4 years now in prayer and worship for our community at the same time watching the Bride of Christ fragment week by week. Churches rise and fall by transferring congregations to each other. The lighthouse is not a city on the hill but instead a … Read moreBurn Your White flag!
A funny thing happened the other evening at our mens group… Let me preface this with the fact that our church has about 65 – 75 people coming on sunday morning so that you know that this is not a large church. My dad, who is the pastor, and I were discussing doing a makeover … Read moreHow do you discover hidden talent in your church?