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A Covid-crap-ular Week

Week one was busy. There were so many things to figure out. There were new routines and constant processing and dealing with what was right in front of us. It was moving to our online worship time and calling everyone in church and a thousand meetings. I didn’t have much time to think about anything.…

When the People Die

There is a little saying that pastors use when we find ourselves facing a situation that is unexpected or requires a skill we don’t have. It is: “They never taught me THAT in seminary!” Seminary is the school a lot of us attend to train for vocational ministry. We learn a lot of important things…

The Year I Decided To Do Things I Was Bad At

I have always hated doing things in front of others that I’m not good at. I don’t like looking stupid. I don’t like seeming inadequate. I don’t like failing at things. To avoid any of these possibilities, my strategy for most of my life has been to simply NOT do things where I wouldn’t excel.…