Transforming Purpose

Years ago a friend told me that he was sad because he didn’t know his life’s purpose. For some reason, I had never thought about that concept before. And so, because I didn’t know how to take what he was saying seriously, I insensitively reacted with laughter. This upset him, which only made me laugh … More Transforming Purpose

Think What You Want to Think and Other Things Pastors Aren’t Supposed to Say

As I said in the video, I feel like this blog was a long time coming.  Since I accepted the “call to ministry”, I have wrestled with different ways that I naturally express myself.  Here are four things that easily came out of my mouth that made me think I was unqualified for public ministry: … More Think What You Want to Think and Other Things Pastors Aren’t Supposed to Say

Why Are We So Mental?

The Chinese words for mental illness are 精神病 Jingshen bing (spiritual sickness) and 心理疾病 xinlijibing (sickness in the heart).  I think that is significant, because it says to me that the non-clinical mental illnesses that many of us contend with are directly influenced by our spiritual and emotional states.  What do you think? I know … More Why Are We So Mental?