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Memory and Mercy at the Table of the Lord

Memory and Mercy at the Table of the Lord

Pastor Resources · Memory And Mercy At The Table Of The Lord How do we remember well? How do we recall the pain of history without reinforcing its trauma or repeating its mistakes? How do we memorialize without sanitizing? In the wake of monuments tumbling-- in some...

How to Debate the Bible—and Win

How to Debate the Bible—and Win

Pastor Resources · How To Debate Most often, when we debate the Bible, we make secondary things primary. When we love our opinions, perspectives, or judgments at the expense of loving people, we are at risk for not loving people at all. C. S. Lewis put it like this,...

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...

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...

Leading the Church

Leading the Church

Pastor Resources · Leading In The Church   I have been disappointed by how many church leaders avoid having crucial conversations as if they were the bubonic plague. Instead, they believe the innuendos, reasoning, and deductions they’ve never investigated but...

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...

Top Tips For Managing Grief Through Self-Care

Top Tips For Managing Grief Through Self-Care

Pastor Resources · Top Tips For Managing Grief   When we lose someone we love, we ask God why it happened. Sometimes, we get the answer we seek. Other times, we have to wait. But regardless of closure, grief hurts, and it hits hard. Here are some ways you can...

God Is Still Writing Your Story—Here are Four Likely Characters

God Is Still Writing Your Story—Here are Four Likely Characters

Pastor Resources · God Is Still Writing Your Story   You only have to spend a few minutes on Facebook to know we are living in an epidemic of inner emptiness, complete with a cast of characters who escape in all kinds of “isms” or put others down as a path to...

Running Away To Home

Running Away To Home

Pastor Resources · Running Away TO Home   I was about eleven years old when we got the word that my mother, older brother, and I had finally been approved to move into the government housing project. We had been on the waiting list for a long time, and by most...

Memory and Mercy at the Table of the Lord

Memory and Mercy at the Table of the Lord

Pastor Resources · Memory And Mercy At The Table Of The Lord How do we remember well? How do we recall the pain of history without reinforcing its trauma or repeating its mistakes? How do we memorialize without sanitizing? In the wake of monuments tumbling-- in some...

How to Debate the Bible—and Win

How to Debate the Bible—and Win

Pastor Resources · How To Debate Most often, when we debate the Bible, we make secondary things primary. When we love our opinions, perspectives, or judgments at the expense of loving people, we are at risk for not loving people at all. C. S. Lewis put it like this,...

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...

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...

Leading the Church

Leading the Church

Pastor Resources · Leading In The Church   I have been disappointed by how many church leaders avoid having crucial conversations as if they were the bubonic plague. Instead, they believe the innuendos, reasoning, and deductions they’ve never investigated but...

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...

Top Tips For Managing Grief Through Self-Care

Top Tips For Managing Grief Through Self-Care

Pastor Resources · Top Tips For Managing Grief   When we lose someone we love, we ask God why it happened. Sometimes, we get the answer we seek. Other times, we have to wait. But regardless of closure, grief hurts, and it hits hard. Here are some ways you can...

God Is Still Writing Your Story—Here are Four Likely Characters

God Is Still Writing Your Story—Here are Four Likely Characters

Pastor Resources · God Is Still Writing Your Story   You only have to spend a few minutes on Facebook to know we are living in an epidemic of inner emptiness, complete with a cast of characters who escape in all kinds of “isms” or put others down as a path to...

Running Away To Home

Running Away To Home

Pastor Resources · Running Away TO Home   I was about eleven years old when we got the word that my mother, older brother, and I had finally been approved to move into the government housing project. We had been on the waiting list for a long time, and by most...

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