Pastor Tour of Israel will Extend Your Ministry

I am leading clergy tour (Pastor Familiarization Tour) to the Holy Land next January 10-19th, 2018. This will be my 21st trip to Israel and my 4th tour with my ordained colleagues. I can’t wait to share the power and beauty of Israel and to have you experience the visual feast that awaits. I have [...]

By | March 23rd, 2017|FaithPassage, MInistry, Uncategorized|0 Comments

WATCH: Part 2 – A Call to Plant a Church

A week ago I added a blog post featuring Shawn McCain and his church plant in Austin. He spoke about the vision he has for RezAustin and what it is like to work in a start-up church plant. As I mentioned in the post, Shawn is a great thinker. He is also, humble and clear in [...]

Raise a Glass and Propose a Toast for Patrick

Raise a Glass Patrick was born in 380 AD in Scotland (probably).  As a teenager, he was kidnapped by wild Irish traders and brought to Northern Ireland as a slave.  It was this hardship that brought him to consider his own sins and his need for a Savior.  He writes in his Confession, “the Lord [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|Anglicanism, Culture, Theology|1 Comment

Patrick and the End of the World

Last summer I led a group to Ireland on a Faith Passage tour. The Emerald Island is breathtaking. One day we drove to the furthest point west on the Dingle Peninsula. There, the wind-swept blue sea crashes on rocky cliffs. It is harsh and cold; vast and beautiful. We were at the end of the world, or at least [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|Anglicanism, FaithPassage, Travel|0 Comments

WATCH: A Call to Plant a Church

A week or so ago I had the chance to sit with one of the church planters in our diocese (C4SO) from the Austin area. Shawn is one of a growing number of young leaders that have sensed a strong call to ministry in the Anglican Church in North America. However, he's done more than [...]

WATCH: Are Muslims Really Coming to Faith in Christ?

I met Duane Miller in Nazareth a few years ago through an odd and wonderful set of circumstances. He was finishing his PhD from the University of Edinburgh. He was helping to start and teach in a seminary teaching Arab Christian pastors and living among Muslims in Jesus' hometown. He is a ministry partner with Anglican [...]

Matthew 25 Initiative Launches New Website

I am happy to announce that the Matthew 25 website is up and operational.  It has been a blessing to work with a wide number of people throughout the Anglican Church in North America to make this happen. We are all thankful to Archbishop Beach for the early vision behind this effort.  I have worked [...]

By | March 6th, 2017|Matthew 25, MInistry|2 Comments

This Man Rescued my Prayer Life

I have the joy of introducing Rev. Michael Jarrett and The Trinity Mission (thetrinitymission.org).  The Trinity Mission is an online audio podcast and website featuring a daily reading of the Daily Office, both Morning and Evening Prayer. Michael is its developer, its visionary and its voice. What a blessing this man and his website has [...]

Burial At Sea

Ashes, Ashes Tears filled Jessie's eyes when she took my hand one evening and said,  "I brought Derrick's ashes. Could we have a service tomorrow in one of these beautiful places around the Sea of Galilee?"  I knew her well. She was with her son on our trip to the Holy Land that her husband [...]