Four Father’s Day Ideas to Avoid

Four Father’s Day Ideas to Avoid

How can pastors honor dads without embarrassing them on Father’s Day? I’ve asked that same question for thirty Father’s Days and am preparing now for June 17. I really want your feedback on some ideas to implement, but first I will share four of my worst ideas you may...
What Is a Pastor Date Night?

What Is a Pastor Date Night?

This article about our Pastor Date Nights was written by Aaron Wilson for LifeWay’s employee newsletter. One of Mark Dance’s jobs at LifeWay involves dating his wife. These romantic evenings usually include flowers, fine dining, and a shared conversation with at...
3 Ways Not To Ruin Easter

3 Ways Not To Ruin Easter

Each year I am tempted to allow Easter to sneak past me without taking time to really enjoy it. That probably sounds strange since it seems like everyone else enjoys Easter: parents, kids, church members – even the unchurched to a degree. Even though the...
Protecting Yourself From Piranhas

Protecting Yourself From Piranhas

Piranhas are predatory fish that eat other fish. They look like most other fish, except for their scary teeth. This morning I am thinking about some of the church bullies I have pastored in the last thirty years and am wondering how I could have responded better to...