Pastor: Best Job Ever

Carol Howard Merritt, a Presbyterian pastor and the author of Tribal Church: Ministering to the Missing Generation (2007 – read my review here) and Reframing Hope: Vital Ministry in a New Generation (2010 – read my review here), recently shared her list of 10 reasons why being a pastor is the best job ever.  It included relating to anyone, writing, and variety. So What? Pastoral ministry is one of the more diverse professional pursuits.  While many immediately think of a pastor Read More …

Reflecting on 365 Days of Daily Blogging

I launched this blog in June of 2009, and started posting on a daily basis a year ago.  Over the last 365 days I have learned a great deal, including: writing blog content is different from all other writing creating and using a standard template for each type of post (e.g., book reviews) provides helpful structure timely topics attract readers, especially those in the current news cycle posts with the greatest hit counts are, almost exclusively, those shared by others via social Read More …

Reasons to Keep Blogging

Brooklyn Lindsey is a pastor who currently oversees the middle school ministry at Highland Park Church in Lakeland, Florida and has recently written two books: Opposite Day: Upside-Down Questions to Keep Students Talking and Listening (2009) and Confessions of a Not-So-Supermodel: Faith, Friends and Festival Queens (2008).  In light of her own slower pace as a blogger, she reflected on reasons bloggers should continue to write and publish their thoughts: Writing gives us creative Read More …