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Valiant for Truth - Practical Studies

A Pastor’s Reflections: Never Speak Ill of Your Children
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When I first contemplated entering the pastorate, I never realized that sometimes the church can be an ugly place. In fact, St. Augustine is reported as saying, “The church is a whore, but I must love her anyway because she is my mother.”

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Run Your Own Race
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In my pre-parent life, I used to have time to run a few triathlons—sprints, mainly. One of the things that I found personally discouraging was the fact that the race event staff would write your age on your calf muscle with a large waterproof marker.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Liar, liar, pants on fire!
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One of the strangest tendencies I’ve found in ministry is that people will meet you for the first time and tell whoppers—huge lies. I’m not sure why they do this, but they do.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Juggling
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Life is busy. When you stop to think about it, there are so many things that an average family has to do: school, sports activities for the kids, church, church activities, work, maintaining work relationships, exercise, witnessing to your friends and family, taking care of your own household, and the like.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Do You Really Know?
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I can remember sitting at a Bible study that was being led by a seminarian who recently returned from his first year of studies. He was really excited to have the opportunity to teach—it was evident in his passion.