A Pastor’s Perspective on Pastor Appreciation Month

October is generally recognized as Pastor Appreciation Month.  At least, that’s the impression I got while visiting the local Christian book store.  They seemed to be capitalizing on a lot of “I love my pastor” junk marked at premium prices. (Smart shoppers will stock up in November for next year!) Don’t misunderstand me.  Pastors love that […]

The American Mutilation of the Hero or A Tribute to a Quiet Hero

Dictionary.com defines a hero as “a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.”  In a bygone era, our culture looked to heroes like Winston Churchill, Douglas MacArthur, and Martin Luther King, Jr.  These men epitomized bravery, conviction, and grit.  Adults admired them.  Children idolized them.  Societies benefited from […]