Beyond Commentary

In my last post I explained my shift from pursuing a PhD in biblical studies to a Doctor of Ministry program that will, among other things, focus on my practical engagement in youth ministry. In the past, when I've talked about such a shift, people have responded with some kind of comment about all … Read more about Beyond Commentary

Course (of Study) Correction

This post is a week overdue. Via Twitter and Facebook, I announced last week that I was beginning the Doctor of Ministry program at McCormick Theological Seminary. What I hadn't anticipated was how seven or eight hours of class per day—largely spent talking with five other people—would wipe this … Read more about Course (of Study) Correction

Move New Church Development to the Top of Your List

This evening is the conclusion of a stimulating new church development training conference I have been attending for the past few days. I must say that I'm pretty exhausted yet filled up with ideas, questions, inspiration, and energy. I have my fingers in a variety of different Presbyterian pots … Read more about Move New Church Development to the Top of Your List

Beating Around the (Burning) Bush

I've recently read Bart Ehrman's Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (and Why We Don't Know About Them).  I know that Ehrman gets a lot of mixed reviews.  Conservatives don't like him because he attacks their beliefs.  Academics don't take him as seriously now that … Read more about Beating Around the (Burning) Bush