Practices of Love by David Kyle Bennett

When we think about spiritual disciplines, many of us default to the idea of a ‘quiet time’ or a ‘daily devotion.’ Some of us will automatically think of Richard Foster or Dallas Willard or other luminary on the subject. No matter our starting point, our imagination for the ultimate purpose of spiritual disciplines is often [...]

By | 2017-10-16T16:21:08+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Generosity, Giving Up, MInistry|0 Comments

Hack Next Year’s Budget

It is that time of year again. Budget time! As pastors, leaders, vestries, and boards are wringing their hands about the close of this year, plans for next year are being drawn up. Over the years I developed a few ‘hacks’ for church leaders. I’ve collected a few of these tips, tricks, and rules of [...]

Resurrect Houston

 In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, I've been so encouraged to hear about the work of Missio Dei Anglican Church in the Eastend of downtown Houston. They’ve named their relief efforts Resurrect Houston. Their rector, Mark Ball, sent word of how—in the midst of overwhelming need—they’ve found a place to start. Thanh Tam Villiage is [...]

By | 2017-10-06T09:10:51+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Generosity|Comments Off on Resurrect Houston

Interview: Bishop Clark Lowenfield of Houston

As we have heard the reports and seen the images coming out of Houston and South Texas, we don't always know how to process what's really happening on the ground. I had the great privilege to speak with my good friend and partner in ministry, the Right Reverend Clark Lowenfield, Bishop of the Diocese of the [...]

By | 2017-09-01T14:26:39+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Generosity, Interview, MInistry|Comments Off on Interview: Bishop Clark Lowenfield of Houston

Five Ways To Help Houston

Note: Earlier this week, we posted some links that can help you and your church begin helping. Here is how you can begin empowering your congregation to serve this enormous need. Those of us on dry ground cannot fathom the devastation and loss caused by Hurricane Harvey. As much as the media has covered it, [...]

By | 2017-08-30T09:06:11+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Generosity, MInistry|2 Comments

Helping After Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey is still dumping rain on the Houston metro area, and it will be some time before we know the extent of the destruction. As one, unified church we pray that God would continue to care for those who are in dire circumstances right now. In the coming days, we will understand more about [...]

By | 2017-08-28T11:44:54+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Generosity, Pastoral Ministry|Comments Off on Helping After Hurricane Harvey