Theological education desperately needs to move toward the vocational

I was asked a question recently about theological education. If I had the time to nuance my answer, I probably would have done, but I

Why I (typically) don’t mention current crises in my preaching

Yes, I know, I write them ages ahead of time and – not being a prophet – I do not foresee world, national or local

Staying in your lane

A system that asks you to choose between being a fundraiser or pastor is broken

I have never made any secret of the particular issues to which we, and other pastors in deprived places, run into. Among the more difficult

How do we decide when to say ‘yes’ and when to say ‘no’?

As a pastor, I frequently get asked to do lots of things. Many of them seem worthy things to be doing, though a fair amount

The pastoral career ladder & longterm ministry

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