During most of my adult life, one of my mantras has been, "Work
hard, play hard." Growing up poor meant learning to work at a young age.
It became necessary that I grew up fast and matured in ways many of my peers
didn't need to at that stage of their development. Like many of you, the
Protestant work ethic is an integral part of my self-understanding and
ingrained in my very being.
2020 created a great deal of opportunity for pastors to grow
and learn new ways to minister. I am grateful for...