Philip Stel

  • Well said, Syd.  When I entered the ministry, the perspective we received from the seminary was that while everyone else may have a job, ministry was a calling.  We were called to ministry for...

  • I have never blogged.  I thought.  Until I read Ernesto's write-up.  Then I realized that I have blogged almost continuously for the past 40 years in ordained ministry.  I didn't do it online.  I...

  • For the first 25 years of ministry, I worked hard to take Mondays off with my wife.  It worked well since she was a stay-at-home mom and our schedules could coincide.  I also often worked late...

  • Thanks, Syd, for your thoughts leading to such a stimulating discussion!  And thanks, everyone for contributing.  I appreciated the tone of the conversation as we wrestle with this question. ...

  • Thank you, Rev. Tamminga.  As always, you are insightful, pastoral, kind, practical -- and succinct.  Like Joseph.  May God continue to bless you and use you to be a blessing.

    posted on: Joseph - Our Man