The Life We Leave Behind
I have been on a long journey—a writing journey. It explains my absence from blogging, and a lot of otherRead more.
Advice from Stephen King…and Others
The writer Hemingway once said of writing, “There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriterRead more.
Writing a leadership book this summer has cut into my blogging. My creativity is pretty well spent by the timeRead more.
It’s a sign of my spiritual sickness that I rarely take a full Sabbath until I come to the PendRead more.
What I Learned From Four Countries in Four Weeks
I knew it would be an ambitious undertaking, but I and eleven others decided to discover what God is doingRead more.
God’s Hidden Heroes
In this part of the world, there are pockets of beauty—beaches on the aqua blue Mediterranean, mountain overlooks that refreshRead more.
THE OTHER HOLY LAND
Daria wakes up every morning to a predictable routine. She is wheeled in to a room with some forty others,Read more.
How Could God?
Up here in the wilderness, one can be alone with one’s thoughts, one’s faith and doubts—as well as probe theRead more.
The Hope for Tomorrow
11:00 am this Saturday, another group of future ministry leaders will join in a seminary processional to be inspired, cheeredRead more.
Is Real Change Possible?
I regularly see my psychologist. I come to his office and pour out my complaints, discuss my neuroses and myRead more.
Here’s to Standing Tall
In Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life, his first rule is: “Stand Up Straight with Your Shoulders Back.” If youRead more.
Here’s To Substantive Sermons
Monday mornings I sometimes compare notes with others who have survived the terrors of a Sunday pulpit to live anotherRead more.
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