Cultivating Pastoral Friendships

I have discovered that several things seem incredibly important for church and pastoral health…developing relationships with those outside your church. Several things which…

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More on Rural Churches

“Think Theology” has offered another thought provoking post on what is involved in rural pastoral work.  Specifically, Pastor Able Baker (in BC) has…

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A Church I Can Believe In

A major issue in our western consumerist culture is that consumerist concerns are immediately applied to the way Church is viewed and practiced. …

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A Dirty Secret About Me

Here it is… Wait for it… I LOVE pastoring and I love my congregation and I love my community!  Okay.  So that isn’t…

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The Suffering Pastor

No thanks, Matthew Mason.  I don’t want to “fill up what is lacking in the sufferings of Christ” (Col. 1:24).  I want my…

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Pastoring Your Spouse

It is always a difficult thing to be your family’s only pastor. As if it weren’t difficult enough in relation to your children,…

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Resurrection of a Blog

Perhaps this is a bit selfish of me, but I am resurrecting posts to this blog over the next few weeks that were…

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Leonard Sweet on Ministerial Training

Reading a student’s paper tonight, I was struck by a statement Leonard Sweet (always thoughtful and provocative) made about the potential that we (particularly ministerial training institutions) might be training pastors for a ministry that no longer exists…

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IHS – What Does It Mean?

I had a conversation with a couple of the ladies in my church today about a symbol that is imprinted into the fabric…

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