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Thom Rainer on 7 ways pastoring has changed in the last 30 years.
We are out of clichés about change or the pace of change. Sometimes we forget how much particular vocations have changed in a short time. In fact, in thirty years pastoring has changed in ways we likely would have never predicted or imagined.
Tis the season for Dad to drop the holiday ball, stress out as the money is being spent for presents, and miss yet another providential opportunity to lovingly lead his family.
As a leader it is always important not to project your personal experience onto others. Their journey is not your journey. What God is showing you may or may not be what He wants to show another leader.
Brandon Cox on 2 false assumptions to leave behind when you preach.
I realize that we pastors are going way beyond motivational speaking in our sermons. We are sharing the gospel and leading people to the cross. But we are still speakers and communicators nonetheless, and our effectiveness and influence depend on our understanding something about the nature of speaking.
Aaron Armstrong on Book hoarders.
Up until recently, A&E ran a creepy show called Hoarders, showing the struggles of people who can’t part with their stuff and their road to recovery. These are people who are living surrounded by overwhelming amounts of stuff—and often in terrifyingly unhealthy situations.
Mez McConnell on My ministry is harder than yours.
One thing, however, picks away at me as I travel and speak to church planters, pastors, leaders and lay people. It is simply this. The misconception that somehow what we are doing here in the schemes of Scotland is particularly brave or difficult and requires some sort of super human faith and character. Like it is actually hard graft.
Michael Horton on How Can Jesus Be the Only Way?