54. The Precarious Dance of Ambition and Contentment

One of the things people gathered around a table can do for each other is to listen to them and when able to help them reorient their lives toward proper expectations. If our kids are unruly, for example, we can talk about it with others who might remind us that they...

52. A Pastoral Riddle

Pastoral ministry can pose many riddles for the pastor. But in this episode, I’d like to pose one ABOUT the pastor. If you are able to help support Greatheart’s Table, you can use the link below. Of course, there is no obligation to do so. Also, do review...

51. Overload of the Negative

Rick Blaine, Humphrey Bogart’s tough skinned character from the movie Casablanca is both idealistic and deeply cynical. Rick lets no one close and expects life to end poorly, and yet he relinquishes what is most precious to him for the sake of others. He’s hard not to...

50. Embracing Pastoral Idealism

I’ve been called an idealist since I was a teenager, and the truth is, I’ve not outgrown it. My thinking these days is that we should not need to. In some ways it is the shelving of our pastoral ideals that has caused malaise for many of us.In this post I want to...