Category Archives: vocational ministry

“For Everything There is a Season”

Sermon for Dec. 31, 2017 For audio of the sermon, listen here: From the Lectionary for Jan. 1. 2018 Ecclesiastes 3:1-13 3:1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 3:2 a time to … Continue reading

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“We’re here in the neighborhood talking with people about the Bible.”

I answered the knock at my door to find a pair of elderly ladies clutching well worn Bibles. “We’re here in the neighborhood talking with people about the Bible.” “That’s a great,” I said. “I have a Master of Divinity … Continue reading

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A letter to a local church

I sent this e-mail to an area church this week. I’ve redacted the church’s name for reasons that will be apparent. To XXX XX and the leadership of XXX XX XXX : My family lives less than two miles from … Continue reading

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“Both Heaven and Hell”

(Another in my series chronicling my possible return to vocational ministry.) There’s a church nearby seeking a minister. In the search description, they’re looking for someone who: “Preaches a balance approach to salvation – both Heaven and Hell – it’s … Continue reading

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Finding a sign

For sometime, I’ve been prayerfully, seriously considering returning to vocational ministry. My wife and I have talked about it a lot. Recently I specifically prayed to the Lord to show me a sign, to let me know this is the … Continue reading

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