Straight Talk to Solve Problems
Welcome to my site! I offer practical advice grounded in both personal experience and biblical truth. I don’t discuss theory. And this isn’t where I do deep biblical teaching. My goal is to offer advice and thoughts on timely topics related to faith and church. Sometimes I write just to pastors, but often my writing is to everyone.
People tell me I’m a “no-nonsense, straight-shooter.” I think they are probably right! If you have a topic you’d like me to address, let me know and I’ll see what I can do.
In addition to this blog, I’ve written four books, with two more on the way.
- Healing the Hurts of Your Past
- Out of Exile
- Return from Exile
- Starting Over (how to find God’s forgiveness for your past)
- Broken Trust ( a look at how to overcome spiritual abuse)
I also offer retreats to encourage pastors. Click the link to learn about them.
A little bit about myself
I grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota where I met my wife. We became followers of Jesus in college. After a number of bad church experiences we rejected the institutional church and moved into a community of other Christians in rural Wisconsin. But that had its problems too. So we reentered the church and decided to quit complaining and become a part of the solution.
I am the founding and lead pastor at Cedarbrook Church in Menomonie, Wisconsin. I consult at Arbor Place Treatment Center and I coach pastors in the Evangelical Covenant Church. I’m married with three adult children.
I welcome your comments and questions below.
F. Remy Diederich