Thinking Aloud: Church Buildings

A few years ago I wrote a post about church buildingsĀ which garnered a bit of discussion on social media. Some coming from a similar background (namely, Chinese churches) echoed my concerns and others suggested that I was too simplistic in my analysis. And to be fair, those disagreeing with me were probably right. After readingContinue reading “Thinking Aloud: Church Buildings”

Pausing with Pen and Paper

I’m not sure what it is like for you, but taking a pause from the busyness of life to spend time in God’s Word and prayer does not come easy for me. It is thus of little surprise that this activity oftentimes known as ‘Personal Devotion’ or ‘Quiet Times’ are described as spiritual disciplines. I’mContinue reading “Pausing with Pen and Paper”

Thinking Aloud: Pastoral Ministry and Efficiency

One of the lessons that I’ve been learning ‘in the flesh’ (as opposed to learning theoretically or by proximity) over the past few years of serving in pastoral ministry is that loving, serving, walking with, and caring for people takes a lot of time. As such, I find Jesus’ use of agricultural terms and themesContinue reading “Thinking Aloud: Pastoral Ministry and Efficiency”