About this author:
I've been a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America since 1984, currently serving as the founding pastor of Community of Grace in Peoria, AZ. My wife, Jan and I, were married in 1979. We raised two kids and currently have 3 grandkids. I love to ride my bike, travel, read British Mysteries, and Disneyland. I have written 6 books, including my newest--Searching for Tom Sawyer: How Parents and Congregations Can Stop the Exodus of Boys From Church. My website: www.TimWrightMinistries.org.
All articles by Tim Wright
A Grandpa’s Christmas Prayer for his Grandsons
Dear Phoenix (age 6), Judah (almost 6), and Decker (age 3), Following Jesus has been an important part of my life since I was your age. My grandpa was a pastor who prayed for me and modeled a compelling… Read More
A Grandpa’s Christmas Prayer for his Granddaughters
Dear Clover (age 7) and Mattie (age 2), From the moment you were born (even before then) I have prayed God’s deepest blessing on your life. As you grow into a woman, I pray the following for you: That you… Read More
Should Churches be Trigger-Free Safe Zones?
Something strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense. So begins an article in… Read More
The Utter Recklessness of Grace: You Won’t Believe Who Are the Objects of God’s Favor!
When we hear or read the word grace, different images come to mind: A girl we know from school The elegance of movement A word of prayer Handling pressure with dignity A kindness bestowed on another A free period or… Read More
Contemporary Music Goes Mainstream: A Podcast with Stan Moser
He had a front row seat to the biggest stars in Christian music. Here are his thoughts on breaking down the secular/Christian divide. Read More
It’s Been 50 Years Since a Boy Has Been Raised in the White House: Has It Changed the Nation?
Embed from Getty Images When was the last time a little boy was living in and running around the White House (and I mean a real little boy…not a President acting like a boy)? Read More
Home Where I Belong? BJ Thomas Talks About His Years in Gospel Music
BJ Thomas, the voice behind hit songs like Hooked On a Feeling; Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head; Another Done Somebody Wrong Song; Mighty Clouds of Joy; Whatever Happened to Old Fashioned Love; and more, hit rock bottom in the mid-1970’s. His life… Read More
The Wonder of Girls: A Podcast with Dr. Michael Gurian
Dr. Michael Gurian has spent the last 30 years of his life writing and speaking about the wonder and purpose of girls and boys. Using brain science research, his experience as a therapist, and best practices, Michael is the leading advocate… Read More
Screen Time and Your Kids: A Podcast with Dr. Gregg Jantz
In this podcast Dr. Gregg gives some practical advice on how to handle the challenges of screen time and our kids. Read More