A Sabbatical Summary

Today, after 12 weeks of rest, renewal and learning, I return to the office. I loved these 12 weeks. They were a wonderful opportunity and a gift. At the same time, I’m glad to be back to Trinity. I’ve missed the people and the work. I wrote a summary of my sabbatical experience for the … More A Sabbatical Summary

“How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going”

During this sabbatical, I’ve been doing a fair amount of reading. One of the books I read was “How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going; Leading in a Liminal Season” by Susan Beaumont. This may be the best book I’ve read so far during my sabbatical. Susan Beaumont is a consultant, a … More “How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going”

Beyond Church Walls

This morning I finished the next in my series of sabbatical books to read. Beyond Church Walls: Cultivating a Culture of Care by Rick Rouse. Trinity has worked hard in the last couple of years to think about how we connect and serve within our community. We were working to connect individuals to serve at … More Beyond Church Walls


In a recent sermon, I made a reference to a book about the simplification of our lives.  Someone asked me more about this book after the sermon.  I thought I’d share my thoughts on the book here. I first heard about the book entitled “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” by Greg McKeown while listening … More Essentialism