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Compassion & Conviction

Compassion & Conviction

Pastor Resources · Compassion & Conviction No one makes political decisions from a neutral position. To make a policy decision is to choose certain values and goods over others. Political decisions are inevitably informed by a certain worldview or outlook. When...

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Wherever, Whatever

Wherever, Whatever

Pastor Resources · Wherever, Whatever When I first gave my life to Jesus, I remember saying to him, “Wherever you want me, whatever you want, however and whenever you want it—I am all yours.” Honestly, I think that kind of response is just what love, in fact, does. If...

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Leading: What’s a Leader to Do?

Leading: What’s a Leader to Do?

Pastor Resources · Leading: What’s a Leader to Do? Let’s just put it out there: the word evangelism is usually a turnoff—and not only to non-Christians. I’ve taught classes on evangelism to undergraduate and graduate students at three Christian colleges, and I’ve seen...

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Redemption

Redemption

Pastor Resources · Redemption     The musical Hamilton resonates with me more than any piece of art I have ever experienced, primarily because it teems with the most important themes of my life. Engaging these themes of grace, shame, forgiveness, and...

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Marching Around Jericho

Marching Around Jericho

Pastor Resources · Marching Around Jericho   My spiritually mismatched marriage chronicle began in a dance club in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ya, that’s right! That is where I met my husband. We dated long-distance for more than a year then married quickly. It wasn’t the...

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What’s Our Problem?

What’s Our Problem?

    Pastor Resources · What Kind Of Foundation Following Jesus as never been easy, but some believe it’s becoming even more difficult as Western cultures become increasingly post-Christian. Today, fewer people identify as “Christian,” fewer attend church with any...

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What Kind of Foundation?

What Kind of Foundation?

Pastor Resources · What Kind Of Foundation   In times like these, we begin to realize how critical our foundations are. We all strive to value strong foundations all the time, but we all know that we struggle to put down strong foundations.  It is often easy to...

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Waiting is More Than a Season

Waiting is More Than a Season

Pastor Resources · Waiting Is More Than A Season   By any name—attitude, orientation, choice, habit, discipline, virtue, or practice—learning to wait on the Lord is an essential, transformative, and rewarding dimension of spiritual formation. This perspective is...

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Major Impact from a Minor Character

Major Impact from a Minor Character

Pastor Resources · Major Impact From A Minor Character   Might you ever question whether or not your modest life can make an impact? You’re not alone. Allow me to introduce a man I am quite confident will be a new friend, colleague, and favorite prophet. In your...

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A Pastor’s Worst Nightmare

A Pastor’s Worst Nightmare

Pastor Resources · A Pastor's Worst Nightmare   The first recorded sermon by Jesus is a pastor’s worst nightmare. Halfway through the place erupts violently. The hometown synagogue crowd furiously drives Jesus out of the city “in order to throw him off the cliff”...

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