Strange and Alien: Where is the cross?

…the way and the door to Easter Sunday is not by escaping, but by another way.  It is through participation.  By coming close to all we want to avoid, to wade through the things we are numb to and sometimes can only describe in clinical detail.  To stop turning away, and instead to turn towards, and climb over the rubbish and decay of our lives and others.   To arrive and sit at the foot of the cross and ask

A Spirituality of Measuring

Too often pastors take their identity from what they measure in ways that distort their identity. Then other people can use measures for pastors that are soul destroying. This article explores a spirituality of measuring, of how pastors might better understand how to measure in ways that allow their identity in Christ to flourish and their ministries to grow.