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HONOR THE KING. YES, BUT EMULATE THE KING?

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  Abstract: In seeking to discern God’s will for their lives, top-echelon Christian leaders would do well to consider the biblical ideals embedded in the concept of kingship. The paper explores the biblical characteristics of the ideal king with the goal ... More »

LEARNING TO BE CALM IN THE STORM

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Abstract When the level of anxiety goes up in a congregation and the clergy leader becomes anxious, that leader tends to revert to old family patterns and ways of functioning. Clergy persons without an awareness of their habitual patterns and reactivity often ... More »

PLAYING SECOND TROMBONE

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  The hall is packed. Breath-taking music surrounds me as only it can when I’m here in one of the best seats in the house—at the back of the stage in the trombone section.  As I play my favorite piece with the wind symphony, I’m almost as mesmerized as th... More »