Joel Bertles (7 articles)

Leaving is a Celebration; Finish Well

I’m about to complete both an M.Div. degree and an internship. For three years, I’ve been rigorously training so that I could leave seminary and pastor a local church. This church’s visionary leadership has provided me with an opportunity to both obtain a master’s degree AND attain three years experience in pastoral ministry. I have… Read More»


Burn Them to the Ground

I hate idols. You know, those things that you chase after hoping they will provide some sort of relief, comfort or joy. They never give me what they promise, and they always take more than I expect. It’s just too bad that I don’t hate them enough. A real God will provide lasting relief, comfort… Read More»

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