Bon Jovi Couldn’t Be More Accurate

I don’t doubt that many of you read this post title and thought, “Matthew has lost his mind!” My response – “You have stated the obvious😂.” Seriously. I would not label Bon Jovi a theologian, but his lyrics, “Oh, we’re halfway there. Oh, living on a prayer,” is right. The year is halfway over, andContinue reading “Bon Jovi Couldn’t Be More Accurate”

Encouraging Guest Post from Sally Johnson: How to Begin This Post

How to begin?   For hours, I’ve been fighting with my sentences. My computer keys aren’t spilling out eloquent words. My mind doesn’t have scholarly solutions for the conflict-ridden divisiveness that’s rocking our nation. Somehow, it’s simply my heart that wants to be heard. Just my humbled heart—speaking to yours. Across our nation hearts are bentContinue reading “Encouraging Guest Post from Sally Johnson: How to Begin This Post”

The Selection of a King and Its Relation to a Pastoral Search

I have been on staff in two churches when the membership had the daunting task of selecting its next pastor. In both situations, I served in an interim worship role. In 2012, I was the candidate in consideration for what would become my first pastorate. As I said, discerning God’s will for a pastor isContinue reading “The Selection of a King and Its Relation to a Pastoral Search”