RSS Pastor Rich Blog

  • The Need for Deeply Formed Pastors September 16, 2020
    In 1944, a young, German pastor writing from prison and nearing the end of his life asked a simple question that countless people have returned to time and time again. In his correspondence with his friends, he had been wrestling…
  • Free-ish: the Here-but-Not-Yet Reality of Racial Justice June 26, 2020
    On Juneteenth 2020, there was a collective sense of celebration among Black and Brown people on my social media feed. To celebrate—while in this moment of social and political unrest—is textbook Black subversion against the powers. Joy is one of…
  • A Prayer of Lament for These Troubled Times June 9, 2020
    (Editor’s Note: Our regular contributor Rich Villodas offered the prayer of lament below in front of the Queens Criminal Courthouse in New York City this past Saturday, prior to a two-mile protest march. We are grateful that he has allowed…

RSS Pastor Pete Blog

  • Quit Being Afraid of What Other People Think September 14, 2021
    Today is an exciting day! We are pleased to launch a brand new podcast called Emotionally Healthy Woman with Geri Scazzero. This first podcast season will feature 8 episodes following the life-changing content from the Emotionally Healthy Woman book. Go and subscribe here so you don’t miss an episode. And the truth is – this podcast is transformational for men, […]
  • A Wake Up Call for the Church We Can’t Ignore September 7, 2021
    Today on the podcast, I share an interview I did with Carey Nieuwhof on Barna’s ChurchPulse Weekly Podcast. Our conversation was so timely that I wanted to reshare it with our audience here. Simply put – God is waking up the church. The current mental and emotional health crisis is a giant warning sign through which […]
  • 3 Unlikely Habits that Will Save Your Life August 31, 2021
    One of the greatest challenges for pastors and church leaders in the west is to learn to follow the crucified, not the Americanized Jesus. This requires we learn to surrender our definitions of success, greatness, and popularity in order to enter into the way of Jesus. In my life and leadership, I’ve discovered that this depth of […]



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