How is Your Soul?

Article by Carl Stagner, writer at Church of God Ministries. Recently Carl Stagner of reached out to me and other pastors with a series of questions concerning soul-care. I shared his article a few days ago. Below are more thorough responses to my thoughts on caring for your soul. Don’t neglect your soul. It … Continue reading How is Your Soul?

Cheerleaders in the Middle East

This is the first installment in our series "We Love our Missionaries." In this post, Pastor Josh talks with Dan and Christy Kihm, missionaries to Europe and the Middle East. Christy, Sofie and Daniel Kihm, missionaries to Europe and Middle East. I want to introduce you to Dan and Christy Kihm, missionaries who live … Continue reading Cheerleaders in the Middle East

Candid Conversations on Race Between Two Ordinary Pastors

Candid, honest and grace-filled conversation about race between two ordinary pastors. Open your hearts and listen. We do not have a moment to waste!

8 Quick Thoughts from Pastor Josh About Our Church and Covid

I write this post to get some quick thoughts out. Remember, they are quick and lack nuance but I think they are helpful for my church, and I believe after speaking with many other pastors they reflect many of their thoughts as well.

Jesus vs. the Easter Bunny

Jesus, who was a real person, typically takes a backseat to a make-believe Easter Bunny. And we celebrate that same make-believe Rabbit handing out eggs from Chickens that we colored ourselves. Traditions I grew up loving and will probably do with my own son. A tradition birthed by retail stores, not the Church.

Christmas isn’t About Family—But it is FOR Them.

As I was on my way to the gym, I pressed #4 on the dash of my car, which tunes me into a local Christian worship station. This time of year, it plays mostly Christmas music. Between songs there was a segment where listeners were asked, “What is Christmas about?” Voices responded over and over with, “family.” Oh, a few said “gifts,” lights,” “friends.” One or two even said “Jesus,” but the vast majority answered with “family.” Hearing this didn’t surprise me at all. What came next did.