Re-forming Ministry in the Longevity Economy

More than one person has noted that the current period of change that we are facing in the church may indicate that we are in the midst of another re-forming or reformation. Although there are all kinds of comparisons and observations about what makes this period different from other periods of history, there is one…

“Guide My Feet”

Five years ago when I left my previous call in Central Pennsylvania, a historian friend of mine pulled me aside to wish me well in my new pastorate, a congregation some 15 miles from Pittsburgh. He reminded me that, at one time, crossing the Alleghenies meant going into the mission field. He wanted me to…

Generations

On the University of Colorado campus in Boulder, there is an inscription on the face of the library that reads, “Who knows only his own generation remains always a child.” As an undergraduate student, I must have passed by that inscription hundreds of times and pondered its meaning. Recently, I was asked to offer a…