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

Going West…

Today, Lori and I travel to Southern California. We will be there for a week. I have 3 goals for our time there: First, I’m looking forward to visiting some congregations, talking to their pastors, and learning about their ministry. Tonight, we will worship at Saddleback Church, which is a large and diverse church with … More Going West…

Beauty Surrounds Us

Sabbatical Day 11 Lori and I are spending the week on Minnesota’s North Shore, about 25 minutes up Highway 61 from Two Harbors. It’s been a good week. We’ve had opportunities to sit and stare at Lake Superior, to read, to write, and to take hikes through state parks.  (Side note: The week after Memorial … More Beauty Surrounds Us

Freedom to Launch

I returned home on Saturday from a quick trip to Tacoma to see our oldest son, Nathan, and to help him to move out of his dorm.   On Saturday morning,  we drive to the Seattle airport.  Nathan got on a flight to Denver.  From there, he made his way up to Sky Ranch, one of … More Freedom to Launch