Pastors and basketball are on my mind these days. Last month Concordia Seminary held its fifth annual “Hoops for Hope” alumni event. Twenty former “Preachers” (yes, that’s our mascot) laced up their sneakers and stepped back onto the hardwood at Eldon Pederson Fieldhouse. With more than twenty players on the current squad, we divided the ..
Now I understand Lionel Richie. “Easy like Sunday morning.” While serving in the parish, Sunday mornings were busy, and they gave birth to more activity as conversations with members would prompt follow-up visits. Sunday mornings are far more relaxed now. Christmas, too, was a far more relaxed pace than what I have known in the ..
David Peter discusses his recent book on congregational leadership