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Rediscipling The White Church

Rediscipling The White Church

Pastor Resources · Adaptation Chapter 3   In my experiences with racial reconciliation conversations, there usually comes a moment when superficial talk gets real. Often this comes about because a person of color takes the risk to share how racism and white...

An unusual practice to make you into a Godly leader

An unusual practice to make you into a Godly leader

Pastor Resources · An unusual practice to make you into a Godly leader   Four hundred years before Israel ever had a king, God gave Moses a spiritual practice that would transform the life of the king and the people he served. The practice is described in Deuteronomy...

How To Measure A Church’s Health Without Using Numbers

How To Measure A Church’s Health Without Using Numbers

Pastor Resources · The Healthy Church Log   One of the biggest challenges for any church is to figure out how to measure healthfulness. The usual default is to count attendance figures. But the number of church attenders was never the best measure of church...

Left Behind by a Prodigal Child

Left Behind by a Prodigal Child

Pastor Resources · Left Behond By A Prodigal Child   There has been much written about the exodus of Millennials from the church. But I haven’t seen much discussion about the effect of that exodus on those they’ve left behind; specifically, the parents who sought to...

When Narcissism Comes to Church

When Narcissism Comes to Church

Pastor Resources · Pastor Resources - Narcissism   The beloved priest-psychologist Henri Nouwen wasn’t trying to define narcissism, but he might as well have been, when he wrote: The long painful history of the Church is the history of people ever and again tempted to...

The Gospel

The Gospel

Pastor Resources · The Gospel   The word Gospel occurs multiple times throughout the New Testament. It’s first appearance is in Matthew chapter 4 and it’s last is in Revelation chapter 14 and most of the books in between use this phrase. Paul uses it more than...

Glorious Finish

Glorious Finish

  We are witnessing endless accounts of leaders who have received the flag of disqualification, raised the white flag of premature surrender, or thrown in the towel because of debilitating discouragement. No doubt, the complexities of modern ministry, the onslaught of...

Analog Church

Analog Church

  COMPARISON, COPYCATS, CARICATURES Today people have access to the best sermons and church music in the world, at the touch of their fingertips. So why don’t they just stay home and listen from the comfort of their beds on Sunday mornings? For those of us who...

HONESTLY, Did God Bring Us the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic?

HONESTLY, Did God Bring Us the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic?

Pastor Resources · HONESTLY - Did God Bring Us The COVID - 19 Pandemic   A lot is being written about God's role in the COVID-19 pandemic.  Some are suggesting that it is Divine retribution for mankind's wickedness.  Others are promoting the idea that God is allowing...

Rediscipling The White Church

Rediscipling The White Church

Pastor Resources · Adaptation Chapter 3   In my experiences with racial reconciliation conversations, there usually comes a moment when superficial talk gets real. Often this comes about because a person of color takes the risk to share how racism and white...

An unusual practice to make you into a Godly leader

An unusual practice to make you into a Godly leader

Pastor Resources · An unusual practice to make you into a Godly leader   Four hundred years before Israel ever had a king, God gave Moses a spiritual practice that would transform the life of the king and the people he served. The practice is described in Deuteronomy...

How To Measure A Church’s Health Without Using Numbers

How To Measure A Church’s Health Without Using Numbers

Pastor Resources · The Healthy Church Log   One of the biggest challenges for any church is to figure out how to measure healthfulness. The usual default is to count attendance figures. But the number of church attenders was never the best measure of church...

Left Behind by a Prodigal Child

Left Behind by a Prodigal Child

Pastor Resources · Left Behond By A Prodigal Child   There has been much written about the exodus of Millennials from the church. But I haven’t seen much discussion about the effect of that exodus on those they’ve left behind; specifically, the parents who sought to...

When Narcissism Comes to Church

When Narcissism Comes to Church

Pastor Resources · Pastor Resources - Narcissism   The beloved priest-psychologist Henri Nouwen wasn’t trying to define narcissism, but he might as well have been, when he wrote: The long painful history of the Church is the history of people ever and again tempted to...

The Gospel

The Gospel

Pastor Resources · The Gospel   The word Gospel occurs multiple times throughout the New Testament. It’s first appearance is in Matthew chapter 4 and it’s last is in Revelation chapter 14 and most of the books in between use this phrase. Paul uses it more than...

Glorious Finish

Glorious Finish

  We are witnessing endless accounts of leaders who have received the flag of disqualification, raised the white flag of premature surrender, or thrown in the towel because of debilitating discouragement. No doubt, the complexities of modern ministry, the onslaught of...

Analog Church

Analog Church

  COMPARISON, COPYCATS, CARICATURES Today people have access to the best sermons and church music in the world, at the touch of their fingertips. So why don’t they just stay home and listen from the comfort of their beds on Sunday mornings? For those of us who...

HONESTLY, Did God Bring Us the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic?

HONESTLY, Did God Bring Us the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic?

Pastor Resources · HONESTLY - Did God Bring Us The COVID - 19 Pandemic   A lot is being written about God's role in the COVID-19 pandemic.  Some are suggesting that it is Divine retribution for mankind's wickedness.  Others are promoting the idea that God is allowing...

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