Students at commencement

Ministry in Context

Behind in Their Reading

I’ve talked to quite a few pastors recently, and I am concerned about them. I don’t think

You May Refer To Me As...

When asked about my ethnic background, I usually say “Scotch Irish” and leave it at that.

On Walls and Second Winds

I admire people who run marathons, but have never been so inclined myself.  A few times I have participated

Psychiatry, Not Surgery: A Reflection on Adaptive Leadership

We’ll give up when the snow comes, but until then our dogs Hobbes and Abby and I take a three mile

Your Own Reality Show

There is usually nothing overtly thrilling about the day to day life of the average pastor or intern,

On Gorillas and Flamingos

The church is big enough for both gorilla and flamingo fans.

In late August Mrs. McKinley and I took

Wreck this Journal

My lovely wife gave me a gift for my birthday that is absolutely driving me nuts.

She knows very well

Matching the Words and the Music

During a long car ride last week we popped in an old CD, and I heard a song from deep in my past that

Learnings from the Road

I was more-or-less out of touch for a couple weeks in May. Pat and I were on a “Turbo Tour”