Leaving the Church…to Find Myself

3 Sep

Introduction Why would a person feel the need to leave a church behind, in order to find themselves? This again sounds crazy, much like my previous article, and the podcast episodes on this topic with Gary Hayes. We suggested that … Read More »

All-Church Meeting: Decision Time!

2 Jun

Meeting Minutes I’d like to say a hearty “thank you,” to all of you, once again, for giving up a Thursday evening for this church family meeting. We understand that all of us are extremely busy with a lot of … Read More »

Time to Move on, Pastor John

24 May

Church Meeting Minutes Thank you all for coming along to our latest church family meeting. We know it’s been all too long since our last meeting, and we sincerely apologize for that, but as many of you know we’ve been … Read More »

Pastor John, Can I Help?

22 May

Dan, one of the elders at the local church, sat at a Starbucks coffee shop enjoying his afternoon cappuccino. Chuck, a relative newcomer to the church, entered the Starbucks, saw Dan sitting there, and decided to initiate a spur-of-the-moment conversation. … Read More »

Show 16: Rock n’ Roll Soul–Bonus Track!

31 Mar

After doing what we thought was the final episode of my Rock n’ Roll Soul series of podcasts, my wife and I discovered that one more session was needed. In this show, we discuss our journey in moving to the … Read More »

Show 15: Rock n’ Roll Soul: Reflections on Christianity, Ministry, and Theology (Interview Special Finale!)

24 Mar

This is the final episode of my series of podcasts entitled “Rock n’ Roll Soul.” This is a special edition, however, because in this show I’m bringing in a special guest–my wife, Lisa Heacock. She and I will share a … Read More »

Show 10: Rock n’ Roll Soul: Reflections on Christianity, Ministry, and Theology (Part 6)

9 Mar

In this episode, part 6 of my “Rock n’ Roll Soul” podcast series, I continue the story of my experiences of nearly 12 years in ministry. This episode picks up the story of my life-changing encounter at the Willow Creek … Read More »

Show 8: Rock n’ Roll Soul: Reflections on Christianity, Ministry, and Theology (Part 5)

9 Feb

Part 5 of my current podcast series picks up the story of my life and experiences in full-time pastoral ministry. In danger of total burnout, I look desperately for solutions to help both me, and the church I was leading, … Read More »