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Introverts and Extroverts

December 10, 2009 Leave a comment

Jesus Creed has a post up today about introverts and extroverts.  In addition, I’ve been leading a small group through Romans 12 and talking about the various gifts and talents of people, and using those gifts the way God made us.  Of course, God made some of us as introverts and some of us as extroverts and we’ve spent some time talking about that.  Which are you?  How does it affect your gifts and the ministries that you are involved in?  What would you expect your pastor to be?

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Pastors and Depression

October 31, 2009 3 comments

This article focuses on pastor suicides, but it seems to me that the most important information contained in the article is about pastoral depression.   You have to read the article carefully to get to the important stuff regarding depression and pastors.  (While the information on pastors and suicide is important to note, it is also important to note that the article itself says – despite its own focus – that there is no statistical evidence to indicate that pastors commit suicide at a higher rate than the general population.)  Read on to see a few of the highlights.

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Jay Leno’s Pastoral Moment

September 15, 2009 2 comments

Jay Leno’s no pastor – we all know that, but he did have a pastoral moment with Kanye West.  Most of us know that an inebriated Kanye West blew it the other night when he interupted Taylor Swift during her nice moment.  Not a huge deal, but selfish, unkind and foolish in many ways.  You can watch the pastoral moment after the jump. Read more…

Thinking about Preaching…

September 14, 2009 1 comment

David Fitch has posted a very interested blog about preaching in a post-Christian world.  Specifically, he interacts with what he believes are three common myths about preaching, followed by a statement on the purpose of preaching.  I’ve provided his post below…I’m curious about what you think. Read more…

Should You Go to Seminary?

Have you ever considered seminary?  Do you know anyone who is thinking about seminary?  In either case, you need to read John Stackhouse’s blog titled Seminary: Who Needs It? I think he surveys the landscape well and comes to some great conclusions.  Read more for the full text. Read more…

Grace Adventures: A Weekend to Remember

February 10, 2009 2 comments

There are a lot of reasons why working with Jr. Highers is one of the greatest privileges of my life.  Here are just a few.  How can you not fall in love with them? Read more…

Transforming Leadership

January 26, 2009 1 comment

I’ve read two things in the past few weeks that have me thinking about leadership.  First,  I read Reinhold Niebuhr’s Christ and Culture.  Then I started working on Effective Men’s Ministry.  Niebuhr talks about the relationship between culture and Christianity, while the book on men’s ministry talks about leadership of, well, men’s ministry.  And I began to notice something about our culture:

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