Category Archives: Perspectives

So You Want a Father?

Imagine this. I am at a seminar.  Fred comes up having freshly kissed the Blarney Stone, and after all of the blather about how great I am, asks me to father him. He is followed by Sally who gives me … Continue reading

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The Troubled Pastor’s Wife Part 4

Marion’s third complaint was that there was massive church politics at all times and some of it reached the level of spiritual abuse in her mind.  She could not be part of something that hurtful to her and that illegitimate. … Continue reading

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The Troubled Pastor’s Wife Part 3

I don’t know the nature of Marion’s discernment, but her comment in the original email was that her discernment was sufficiently problematic that she did not want to go to church anymore.  Discernment is a valuable tool for ministry, but it … Continue reading

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The Troubled Pastor’s Wife Part 2

Extensive travels have resulted in two months of benign neglect of this blog, but I am back in the game and will continue the recent story line. Marion’s second great challenge at church was her spiritual discernment.  She reports defilement … Continue reading

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The Troubled Pastor’s Wife Part 1

I received an email that sounded like dozens I have received during the last 20 years.  I asked the lady if I could sanitize her story and turn my answer into a series of blogs, to benefit others as well.  She … Continue reading

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When You are NOT in Your Office

I received an e-mail this week with the following paragraph. My wife and I are not convinced that I am walking in the office of husband.   I know it is the will of God.   I am definitely willing and wanting to walk in … Continue reading

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A Different Perspective

As I expected, the reaction to last night’s blog has been voluble and intense.  Here are two observations culled from various comments and personal e-mails. 1)     The Exodus was a corporate event, not Moses’ personal event.  He was never a … Continue reading

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Is SLG a Fungus, Algae or Lichen?

And more to the point, what should we be? This morning I went to the hill that was calling my name yesterday.  Anticipation soared. At the top of the steps, out of sight from below, was a park.  I wandered … Continue reading

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