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Valiant for Truth - Pastoral Ministry

A Pastor’s Reflections: Hide it!
VFT

One of the touchiest subjects in the pastorate can be the question about the consumption of alcohol. For some parts of the church, this might not be a big issue, but for others it is significant, especially in the Bible belt.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Your Work Ethic
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During my days in seminary I had a number of summer internships where I learned a some invaluable lessons. One that stands out prominently in my mind was the importance of maintaining a strong work ethic.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Judging a book by its cover
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The old cliché tells us never to judge a book by its cover, but the truth of the matter is we do it all the time. Publishers spend a lot of money trying to convince you to pick up their book, or click on the cover of the link to their book, so that you’ll make a purchase and part company with your hard-earned money.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Separate Ways
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One of the regular patterns I observed in my pastorate was the mismatched married couple. I’m not talking about a mismatched couple in terms of personalities or interests, but rather a theologically mismatched couple.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: The Past Does Not Define You
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One of the things I regularly encountered as I counseled people in my pastorate was a fear of the past. Sometimes a person carried around his past like chains, or as the cliché goes, like a lot of baggage