What I’m Into Right Now

Hey Friends, Periodically I get a request from folks about “what I’m into right now.” Such as, “Hey John, I know you read a bunch. So what’s your favorite book right now.” Or, “Hey John, you’re always talking about Ramen Noodles. What’s the best place in Portland?” So, I’m gonna start a series of blog […]

Flee • Follow • Fight

The Apostle Paul wrote his letters to Timothy during the latter years of his life. His clear and compelling mission was to “finish strong,” which included passing the baton of leadership to the emerging generation. The wisdom he imparted to his young protege Timothy I believe is essential for every person that desires to be […]

Summer of Sabbatical

I have been given the gift of a pastoral sabbatical this summer. For this I am extremely grateful. My sabbatical will last a little over nine weeks and begin on July 1. What is a sabbatical? It’s a good question, not least because ‘sabbath’ is a lost practice in our day. We all get vacations […]

How to Lose 100 Pounds in 2 Hours!

How to Lose 100 Pounds in 2 Hours! If you read this ad would you pay attention? A while ago I was given one of those daily calendars. It has a different church bulletin blooper on each day. One of the bloopers caught my attention. “Our church will present a series of classes on various […]

Merry Christmas from the Fehlens

Jesus’ blessings to you and yours. Denise and I, along with Jordan (17), Joshua (15), Anna (12) and Isaac (8) wish you a very Merry Christmas and wonderful 2011. The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward […]