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The End of Time

The End of Time

Pastor Resources · The End Of Time It certainly seems like we live in a day when everyone is interested in the end of time. This appears to surface in every period of history that has seen trying times as preachers, teachers, and parishioners try to make sense of what...

Believing You Matter

Believing You Matter

Pastor Resources · Seen Known Loved Excerpt When we talk about God, it is important to realize that we are not talking about some idea of our own making. We are talking about the God who created roaring seas of wonder, covered the mountaintops with swirling snow, and...

Self-Emptying, The Mystery of Our Salvation

Self-Emptying, The Mystery of Our Salvation

Pastor Resources · Self Emptying If I want to be full, open to receiving abundant grace—more human, selfless—first I must be emptied. He must increase, and I must decrease (John 3:30 ESV). The word I discovered is kenōsis. Oh, it’s not that I never heard the word. On...

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...

The End of Time

The End of Time

Pastor Resources · The End Of Time It certainly seems like we live in a day when everyone is interested in the end of time. This appears to surface in every period of history that has seen trying times as preachers, teachers, and parishioners try to make sense of what...

Believing You Matter

Believing You Matter

Pastor Resources · Seen Known Loved Excerpt When we talk about God, it is important to realize that we are not talking about some idea of our own making. We are talking about the God who created roaring seas of wonder, covered the mountaintops with swirling snow, and...

Self-Emptying, The Mystery of Our Salvation

Self-Emptying, The Mystery of Our Salvation

Pastor Resources · Self Emptying If I want to be full, open to receiving abundant grace—more human, selfless—first I must be emptied. He must increase, and I must decrease (John 3:30 ESV). The word I discovered is kenōsis. Oh, it’s not that I never heard the word. On...

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...

 

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