An Awful Power

When I was a pastor I never practiced that “faith healing” crap. Yet even with my muted style, I could see people looking at me, waiting for a holy message to make them feel less desperate. It disturbed me to be given so much power.

You Don’t Have to Forgive

In my last years of ministry, I quit preaching about forgiveness because it did more harm than good.  When I did speak on the subject, I was aiming at the grudge-holding, petty sniping that went on where people used their resentment to keep others trapped in shame.  However those people never heard me except to … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Forgive