pastors

Protestant pastors typically vote Republican. This year, they don't know what the hell to do.
“Historically, the Black Church has been instrumental in driving change on social justice issues."
In the midst of the joy, there is always that awkward moment when I'm asked [or not], "how much do you charge?" The very question seems vulgar given the sacred nature of the task at hand. But weddings have become as much a business as they are a sacrament.
I am not a Pollyanna. Make no mistake. I know we are imperfect; we are flawed and wrinkled, we can be cantankerous and cold
At our trivia night, Angel, David, Tom and I (the priest, rabbi, and two pastors) put forth a noble effort. Over the course
Theological education is in crisis. By itself, that's not new news. What's newsworthy is exciting new progress on the problems that's now coming up with solutions -- real, viable solutions. Tinkering with the old structures isn't enough anymore.
Having spent two decades on church staffs and thus in conversations with other pastors, I've heard it declared many times that there are hoards of seekers out there whom we have to attract to our Sunday worship services.
It's the book that has tongues wagging. Sidechickology is the salacious story of two ministers and their steamy drama-filled affairs that some say are based on true events. The real question on everyone's mind is: Who is the author, Body of Work who co-wrote this scandalous book with Allison Hobbs?
After worship someone said to me, "I liked how the songs we sang were all around the same theme. You probably did that on purpose." Darn tootin' I did that on purpose.
I've had a fairly stressful two and a half years. I finally had to admit that I don't pay my spiritual director enough to deal with all the stuff I had been bringing to him lately. I could have gone to a "Christian counselor." That would make sense for a pastor, I guess.
Since campaigning for the White House has been underway for several months, I'm starting to look at feet.
I am no longer a pulpit rabbi, so the question of sermon topics on the High Holy Days is one I consider as a consumer rather than as a provider - but that doesn't stop me from reflecting on the situation congregational rabbis are in this month.
They were accused of insulting religious beliefs in the largely Islamic country.
Congratulating gay people is not a sin. Following the Supreme Court's decision in a landmark same-sex marriage case, I released a statement on Facebook, on a radio show, and appeared on Poppy Harlow's CNN show on June 27, 2015. Subsequently there has been some controversy around my statement.
“You can’t evangelize and antagonize at the same time.”
Turning your life around after dope selling, pimping and being institutionalized may make someone an expert on personal piety and individual transformation. However, if we are going to end poverty, fix failing schools, lower incidents of urban violence and police brutality we are going to need more than experts in personal piety.