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How do you prepare your teenager for adulthood?

I went on a trip a couple of years ago with my son after he turned 13 years old.  What was the occasion?  My wife and I promised each of our children when they turned 13 years old, they would get to

Posted in Discipleship, Home and Family

How does a pastor minister to a couple who just experienced a miscarriage?

A little over eleven years ago, my wife miscarried with our second child.  Ever since then, God in his kind providence has provided opportunity after opportunity for my wife and I to minister to other couples who have experienced this unique loss.  As

Posted in Home and Family, Oversight of Souls

How do you teach a child, “What is a pastor?”

I once was asked to address a classroom filled with 4-6 year old children and try to explain to them what a pastor is and does.  I accepted, not because I felt I could do this well (far from it),

Posted in Home and Family, Hospital Visitation, Preaching

Why should a pastor use all his vacation time each year?

You may begin reading this post with the idea that I will suggest how many weeks of vacation you should be given by your church, or how much you should advocate to give your pastor.  Instead, I intend to answer this

Posted in Home and Family, The Pastor's Soul
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