Beyond

Recently, I was asked to help build engagement around an existing Facebook page. If you don’t know, one of the first stats to look at when it comes to evaluating a Facebook page is the number of page LIKEs.  The page I was asked to contribute to had approximately 345–a very modest number.  My first goal was to reach 400 by the end of the weekend. It didn’t happen.  In fact, the page barely got to…..

Am I doing my job?

I try not to oversimplify complicated situations.  It’s typically a disingenuous and lazy thing to do. So, to clarify, this post is a bit of an oversimplification of my perspective on church ministry.  But it happens to work for me this time.  Forgive my inconsistency.   Understand that tweet , and you understand part of what makes this pastor (me) tick.  You could easily push back on the simplicity of his tweet–pleasing an entire congregation can…..

What’s new

By the way, sometimes it’s okay to start change small. Doing something completely new can be daunting.  It can be scary.  Well, for most people.  There are those among us that love to blaze the trails; we call them trailblazers–we’re so creative. For most of us, however, trying anything new is feels like feeding Gizmo after midnight. But if you’re not willing to move to the new, you’re bound to get held back.  So, instead…..

Wet bread

Let me introduce you to Capirotada.  May you have a long, lasting relationship together. Usually, people make this dessert during the season of Lent–coming to a church potluck near you, if you’re lucky! You might not know how to pronounce it properly, but just know it’s a type of bread pudding.  And I’ve always liked it.  I was enjoying one night and someone with me said, “I don’t like capirotada.”  While I had heard of people…..

Learn something

If you aren’t learning, what are you doing? The writer of Ecclesiastes might say that learning is vanity, but only after he learned that to be true. Our shortsightedness often limits our understanding of learning.  We act like learning only happens in a classroom.  We assume learning is for certain types of people.  All saints are to be learners. What to learn?  I don’t know.  Learn a Bible passage.  Learn a language.  Learn a social skill……