Why Networking Is Not A Bad Word

For many people, the word “networking” sounds intimidating. Just the sound of it brings on anxiety! So, what is networking in its purest form? Networking is about building relationships that provide the opportunity to explore ministry options. One of the most powerful tools in any industry is networking, and it is no different for those […]

On Chickens and Churches

One of my favorite topics is chickens. Lately I have been thinking about eggs and connecting my thoughts on eggs to the parable of the wheat and thorns. Sometimes eggs don’t hatch, and sometimes the garden is overtaken by weeds. One of the novice questions I receive from would-be chicken keepers is: “Do I have […]

Why Stay?

Recently I had the opportunity to sit with 13 American Baptist Executive Ministers and hearsomething positive. The presenter, via our zoom meeting, was Bill Shiell, the president of Northern Seminary. In the age of the “great resignation” the topic was simply, “Why pastors are staying in ministry.” Yes, pastors have been worn down by adapting, […]

Resurrection Thoughts

Ten years past when I left the First Baptist Church of Lebanon, one of things I grieved was the not being able to preach on Easter Sunday. God did have surprises for me though. For I have been able to preach on Easter at New Alpha Missionary in Burlington, and Grace River Church in Claremont. […]

On Leading and Being Led

In the Edwards’ household we have a tradition of setting up the family Christmas tree, and pronouncing it the “best Christmas we ever had.” Sometimes that is the truth, and other times it is only tradition. Offering this observation year after year I believe is more of a statement, that our family, our present state, […]