Honor Bestowed where Honor is Owed. A Shout out for Clergy Appreciation Month.

Honor Bestowed where Honor is Owed. A Shout out for Clergy Appreciation Month.

They have been called by many names and titles. Minister, preacher, and, for an older generation, parson. For those in the High Church traditions, sometimes they go by a more ornate term, like Reverend. Pastor is the most widely used term for those in full-time vocational ministry. The problem with the word pastor in English is that it means almost everything, so it sometimes doesn’t mean anything—anything specific. Think of all the images that come to mind when you hear the word pastor. He’s the older, wise man everyone loves and is there for weddings, funerals, birthdays, and child dedications. He is always available with practical advice. He’s an expert in deciphering the Bible and maybe even reads it in the original Greek and Hebrew. He shows up for workdays and is always there to lend a helping hand, a listening ear, and a word of encouragement. (more…)

Fun Forward For Confessions!

Fun Forward For Confessions!

I am stoked to report how quickly LUCID Books is moving with the publication of Confessions. The release date has been moved up to late November with pre-sales set to begin in mid-October.  The work is presently in the lay-out phase after having completed the editing and proof-reading.  As the process continues, we are looking at publicity and marketing over the next two months.  Yes, I am thrilled as I honestly believe this project will be a huge encouragement to many people.

One exciting piece from the past two weeks was to receive the Forward that I had asked Jim Tune write for the book. If you don’t know Jim, he is a fun Canadian minister, church planter, and visionary who is always advancing the ball down the field.  Debi and I seriously considered working with Jim and his wife, Claudia, back in 2004 before moving to Northern California.  But we’ve kept in touch over the years and I greatly respect Jim and his work. (more…)