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Why No Podcast?

My Idea That Went Nowhere I pondered starting a podcast during the pandemic. I decided on the name Ordinary Pastor. My plan was to interview . . . wait for it . . . ordinary pastors. I wanted to create a venue where ordinary pastors, serving in smaller or...

Embracing Our Given Life

Jenny disliked her job at the local bank. The work was monotonous, her boss was overbearing, and the pay left much to be desired. She wanted more out of life. With a cloud of despairing weariness settling in over her head, and a heart that was souring with each...

Three Things I Liked This Week

I liked the Halidon Music YouTube channel I learned about this week.   I liked Peter Kreeft’s commencement speech “10 Lies of Contemporary Culture.”   I liked this line from St. Athanasius’s letter to Marcellinus: “Holy Scripture is...

Three Things I Liked This Week

I liked a sentence from John Steinbeck’s novel East of Eden. Let me set it up for you. As the narrator looks out at the Salinas River, he takes note of the gentle rain falling to the Earth as well as a rabbit whose “nose crinkled” and whose...

Three Things I Liked This Week

I liked Charles Spurgeon’s morning devotional for May 23, especially these words: “If there is one stitch in the celestial garment of our righteousness that we must insert ourselves, then we are lost; but this is our confidence—what the Lord begins, He...