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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...

COVID-19: Considerations for Re-Gathering in Church Buildings

COVID-19: Considerations for Re-Gathering in Church Buildings

Pastor Resources · Covid - 19 And Returning To Church   I have a sister who lives in Vancouver, Washington, and another who resides in Richardson, Texas. Vancouver has few cases of COVID-19. But Dallas County, by comparison, has a lot. Yet, at the moment, Vancouver...

Why so many pastoral suicides

Why so many pastoral suicides

Pastor Resources · Pastoral Suicide   Why are we painfully seeing more suicides in the ministry? Why does it seem like a “taboo” topic to bring up? Why does it seem that people are fearful to tell the truth when it comes to someone taking their own life?...

Are You Willing to be Forgotten?

Are You Willing to be Forgotten?

Pastor Resources · Are You Willing To Be Forgotten - Menikoff   You’ve probably never heard the name Oswald Avery. Not long after the influenza pandemic of 1918, he devoted himself to finding the cause of this horrific virus. Avery lived in a laboratory, hovering...

Faith and Fear Can’t Co-Exist?

Faith and Fear Can’t Co-Exist?

 Pastor Resources · Faith And Fear   Can faith and fear co-exist? Can we have hope in the midst of fear? Aren’t we, as God’s people, especially in difficult times, to eradicate fear from among us? Easier said than done! While fear is an emotion; faith is a choice. We...

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...

Learning to Read the Bible

Learning to Read the Bible

Pastor Resources · Learning To Read The Bible   When I was young, I had a soccer coach who told me I didn’t know how to run—and that he was going to teach me. His statement made me mad. I actually didn’t like my coach too much; I thought he was kind of overweight for...

Appreciating nature in your backyard

Appreciating nature in your backyard

Pastor Resources · Appreciating Nature - Appreciating Nature   I wanted to take a few moments to share with you how nature and creation has been really significant to us and to our family in these last few days. Like you, our lives have been turned upside down in...

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Pastor Resources · Can't We All Just Get Along   “Can’t we all just get along?” became a popular saying after Rodney King uttered this question during riots in Los Angeles in 1992. Many would think these words are not needed in churches either because we have all...

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...

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...

COVID-19: Considerations for Re-Gathering in Church Buildings

COVID-19: Considerations for Re-Gathering in Church Buildings

Pastor Resources · Covid - 19 And Returning To Church   I have a sister who lives in Vancouver, Washington, and another who resides in Richardson, Texas. Vancouver has few cases of COVID-19. But Dallas County, by comparison, has a lot. Yet, at the moment, Vancouver...

Why so many pastoral suicides

Why so many pastoral suicides

Pastor Resources · Pastoral Suicide   Why are we painfully seeing more suicides in the ministry? Why does it seem like a “taboo” topic to bring up? Why does it seem that people are fearful to tell the truth when it comes to someone taking their own life?...

Are You Willing to be Forgotten?

Are You Willing to be Forgotten?

Pastor Resources · Are You Willing To Be Forgotten - Menikoff   You’ve probably never heard the name Oswald Avery. Not long after the influenza pandemic of 1918, he devoted himself to finding the cause of this horrific virus. Avery lived in a laboratory, hovering...

Faith and Fear Can’t Co-Exist?

Faith and Fear Can’t Co-Exist?

 Pastor Resources · Faith And Fear   Can faith and fear co-exist? Can we have hope in the midst of fear? Aren’t we, as God’s people, especially in difficult times, to eradicate fear from among us? Easier said than done! While fear is an emotion; faith is a choice. We...

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...

Learning to Read the Bible

Learning to Read the Bible

Pastor Resources · Learning To Read The Bible   When I was young, I had a soccer coach who told me I didn’t know how to run—and that he was going to teach me. His statement made me mad. I actually didn’t like my coach too much; I thought he was kind of overweight for...

Appreciating nature in your backyard

Appreciating nature in your backyard

Pastor Resources · Appreciating Nature - Appreciating Nature   I wanted to take a few moments to share with you how nature and creation has been really significant to us and to our family in these last few days. Like you, our lives have been turned upside down in...

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Pastor Resources · Can't We All Just Get Along   “Can’t we all just get along?” became a popular saying after Rodney King uttered this question during riots in Los Angeles in 1992. Many would think these words are not needed in churches either because we have all...

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...

 

17 Ways to Keep Your Church Connected During Covid

17 Ways to Keep Your Church Connected During Covid

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