How to learn the truth about ourselves (What I learned on sabbatical, Part 3)

One of the major events that Michelle and I participated in during sabbatical was the EC Pastoral Assessment Center (PAC).  It was that experience that led us to consider a sermon idea.  But first let me explain PAC. PAC is basically the starting point for people who are exploring the possibility of becoming pastors inContinue reading “How to learn the truth about ourselves (What I learned on sabbatical, Part 3)”

How “majority rules” can be so good and so bad

Do you believe that “majority rules?”  I am reminded of the game show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, and their “Ask The Audience” tool.  If a contestant doesn’t know the answer to a trivia question, they have the option, one-time only, to ask the audience which answer the audience would choose.  Audience members thenContinue reading “How “majority rules” can be so good and so bad”

Box of books, Background Checks, Planbooks – Monday Messy Office Report – 12/8/14

My office is tidy Friday, mysteriously messy on Monday. Here’s what I found today! 1. Box of Discipleship books. Thanks to Al Giles who helped us get a nice discount on copies of Building a Discipling Culture.  We’re going to have a discipleship roundtable discussion with Al on January 17th.  If you’re in the LancasterContinue reading “Box of books, Background Checks, Planbooks – Monday Messy Office Report – 12/8/14”