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Valiant for Truth - Pastoral Ministry

A Pastor’s Reflections: The Tyranny of the Last Book
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One of my favorite times of the year is November, not because of Thanksgiving (I prefer cow to bird, personally—Turkey is the vanilla ice cream of the food world—bland, bland, bland, unless, of course, you dress it up with bacon and stuffing, then it’s ok). I love November because its theological book season!

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: The Talk
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As a pastor of a small church I had a number of young people who made the chronological transition from being children to becoming adults. I characterize this transition as chronological because that’s the way the greater portion of our culture defines it.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Wisdom and Tough Choices
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As I have grown older, and hopefully more mature (there are some doubts as I look at my personal collection of 45 Star Wars Lego clone figures lined up on my desk that my children may not, under any circumstance, touch), I have concluded that many young ministers see everything in black and white.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Slow Down!
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As a former church planter I was desperate to establish my congregation. In the technical speak of the Book of Church Order, I wanted to see the mission work I pastored become particularized as a congregation.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Don’t Listen to Sermons
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When students cross the threshold and enter the hallowed halls of seminary, those who enroll in the Master of Divinity program usually have one big goal in mind—they want to be preachers.