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REV’S REFLECTIONS: SOME WEIRD THINGS ABOUT MINISTRY

REV’S REFLECTIONS: SOME WEIRD THINGS ABOUT MINISTRY

As I think about retiring from full-time ministry, I have decided that in some of my final “Reflections” I will share some of the “Weird Things About Ministry..” My niece is an elementary school teacher. We were having lunch together last Sunday after worship and…   Read More »

REV’S REFLECTIONS: MAKING CHOICES

REV’S REFLECTIONS: MAKING CHOICES

Not all churches in our denomination do it. Not all protestant churches do it. Fewer still contemporary non-denominational churches do it. On Wednesday, we acknowledged the ancient church tradition of Ash Wednesday. We offered four opportunities for people to come for a brief…   Read More »

REV’S REFLECTIONS: A STRANGE PLACE

REV’S REFLECTIONS: A STRANGE PLACE

A few weeks ago, I announced my retirement. Since that time, I have found myself living in a strange space. It is the land of the already and the not yet.  I am attending meetings where we are making plans. It is the key for successful ministry. The strange part…   Read More »

REV’S REFLECTIONS: LET’S GET UNCOMFORTABLE

REV’S REFLECTIONS: LET’S GET UNCOMFORTABLE

Jodi Picoult’s novel, Small Great Things, is about race. Picoult confesses, “I didn’t write this novel because I thought it would be fun or easy.  I wrote it because I believed it was the right thing to do, and because the things that make us most uncomfortable…   Read More »

REV’S REFLECTIONS: BRIDGING THE GAP

REV’S REFLECTIONS: BRIDGING THE GAP

We walked into the arena, immediately stepped-up to a ticket salesperson and bought two tickets for the game. There was no waiting in line and there was no assigned seating. There were plenty of good seats available.  The game was exciting; it went into overtime. The crowd was…   Read More »

REV’S REFLECTIONS: REV’S OUT

REV’S REFLECTIONS: REV’S OUT

One of my goals for 2016 was: Develop a retirement/succession plan that will benefit Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church and honor my family. I worked on that goal through prayer, reading, reflection and in conversations with Becky and others. We reached a conclusion late in 2016 that…   Read More »

REV’S REFLECTIONS: IDENTITY CRISIS

REV’S REFLECTIONS: IDENTITY CRISIS

I have written previously that I am a goal setter.  I have a “to do” list for every week and day.  My “to do” list is a strategy to accomplish goals I have set for the year.  For the past couple of years I have adopted a philosophy about goals that a…   Read More »

REV’S REFLECTIONS: BUT IT’S FREE!

REV’S REFLECTIONS: BUT IT’S FREE!

It was one of the coldest days that Chicago has experienced this winter; single-digit temperatures with strong winds.  But the weather didn’t keep people from waiting in a long line for tickets. They were there for hours before the doors would open and within minutes they were…   Read More »

REV’S REFLECTIONS: THE BLACKHAWKS AND CHANGE

REV’S REFLECTIONS: THE BLACKHAWKS AND CHANGE

"I knew I wasn't going to play forever, and I accepted it," Ben Eager said. "It's nice to have a little break from the game, but suddenly you're not around the guys and you don't have the same routine and schedule. No nice planes and buses.” Playing hockey was…   Read More »

REV’S REFLECTIONS: SIMPLY COMPLEX

REV’S REFLECTIONS: SIMPLY COMPLEX

Four nights in a row! Our preschool ministry had a presentation of the Christmas story for each of their four sessions. I attended each presentation and spoke briefly to parents and grandparents at the end of the program. The story was presented in song and the traditional characters…   Read More »

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