What mentors do…

“The purposes of a man's heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out.” Proverbs 20:5 Since I turned about fifty I gave myself permission to think and act like a “mentor.” Helping a number of young spiritual leaders in the City (San Francisco) is one of my most exquisite joys these …

She gave me a condom!

On Tuesdays I bring my guitar to a food distribution ministry that takes place at a church building in the Castro district in San Francisco. I sing worship songs (interspersed with Beatles and James Taylor tunes revamped with Jesus lyrics) on the sidewalk while the couple hundred people are waiting in line for groceries. On …

“Good Worship”???

In my former post, “Worshippers and Their Leaders,” I talked about how I offended pretty much everyone in a worship leaders seminar with my drastic ideas about worship leading. I escaped with my life at the end of that first talk, mostly because it was lunchtime, and they didn’t have the energy to take me …