Sign up for Email Updates

Follow Us

Facebook Twitter Twitter Live Stream Sermon Podcast
  • Home »
  • Rev's Reflections
REV’S REFLECTIONS: FINAL REFLECTIONS

REV’S REFLECTIONS: FINAL REFLECTIONS

So this is it. My final Rev’s Reflection.  Perhaps I should hedge my bet on that a bit. Once I spilled the beans on my retirement, many have said they will miss my reflections. I have been asked if I will continue writing. People have been very kind to say that they gain…   Read More »

REV’S REFLECTIONS: FAITH

REV’S REFLECTIONS: FAITH

I have never looked for a job. I was recruited for my first job at age 14. A neighbor owned a used car lot and asked me to wash cars during the summer months. Every job I have had since that time someone knew me, or knew of me, and I was contacted about my interest. I realize this is…   Read More »

REV’S REFLECTIONS: LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC

REV’S REFLECTIONS: LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC

Have I mentioned that the whole retirement from full-time ministry thing is weird? We have moved on several occasions and I have had to pack up my office. But I packed everything and took everything with me. This time I’m packing up and will not be taking everything with me. I am…   Read More »

REV’S REFLECTIONS: INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE

REV’S REFLECTIONS: INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE

Time Magazine just published its annual edition featuring the 100 most influential people. Here is their criteria: “Our annual list of the 100 most influential people explores the intersection of accomplishment and renown.  As in years past, this year’s list includes…   Read More »

REV’S REFLECTIONS: NAVIGATION

REV’S REFLECTIONS: NAVIGATION

He is navigating new territory. It is difficult because there is no Global Positioning System (GPS) for this territory. It is old school navigation: reading manuals, interpreting policies, and trying to get ahold of people to make decisions. We have had a ministry intern at our church for…   Read More »

REV’S REFLECTIONS: UNLIKE ANY OTHER

REV’S REFLECTIONS: UNLIKE ANY OTHER

“A tradition unlike any other...” This is the description of The Masters golf tournament which was held last weekend at Augusta National Golf Club. That phrase was coined by CBS announcer Jim Nantz. Now, like everything else that has to do with The Masters, Augusta…   Read More »

REV’S REFLECTIONS: BEING A MAN

REV’S REFLECTIONS: BEING A MAN

He came to see me in my office.  He wore a suit and tie and carried a briefcase. We exchanged pleasantries and then I asked, “So, what did you want to talk about?” He looked at the floor, wrung his hands a little, then said, “I lost my job a couple of months…   Read More »

REV’S REFLECTIONS: TWO WORLDS

REV’S REFLECTIONS: TWO WORLDS

Last week I was reminded, once again, of the discrepancy that exists in the way people live. I went with one of our elders to visit a K-8 Christian school in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. The school has existed for over 35 years and is housed in an old church. The sanctuary…   Read More »

REV’S REFLECTIONS: TRUTH

REV’S REFLECTIONS: TRUTH

Sometimes seasons collide. This week marked the official first day of spring. Monday, we had spring-like temperatures in Chicago. Today, winter has returned. Such is the weather in March in the Midwest. The seasons of the church year also can collide. This week I came to the realization…   Read More »

REV’S REFLECTIONS: MARCH MADNESS IS HERE

REV’S REFLECTIONS: MARCH MADNESS IS HERE

March Madness is here! It is not a reference to the weather, although we had measurable snowfall in Chicago this week which we didn’t have in January or February. That’s madness! It is not a reference to the fact that Friday is St. Patrick’s Day, which in the Chicago…   Read More »

Page 1 of 27 pages  1 2 3 >  Last ›