Friday, February 4, 2011

A working vacation

I haven't posted in a few days, and that's because I'm up in the Bay Area on a bit of a working vacation.  I stopped by Westmont College, in Santa Barbara, on the way up to meet with the campus pastor and a couple of others in their campus life department. It's looking like I'll be speaking in their all-student chapel sometime next school year, which I'm very excited about.  Yesterday I had the opportunity to spend a half-hour with John Ortberg, one of my spiritual heroes, and it did not disappoint. You know how some people just radiate something from their persons that, though indescribable, makes you want to be a better person and a more deeply transformed follower of Christ? That's what John Ortberg is like.  He didn't even really have to say anything, though he had wise and witty things to share.  I so deeply desire to be that kind of person.

I'm currently working on an article entitled "Why Pastors Need Therapy" and also preparing to do a blog interview with Jason Boyett, author of O Me of Little Faith, a memoir about faith and doubt. 

That's no doubt more information than you wanted, but I'm in informal vacation mode, so go with it.