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The Dones

In a recent column on ChurchLeaders.com Thom Schultz described the growing number of “Dones” in the United States. If this is not a term you are familiar with, you are not alone–I had never heard it either. 917 more words

Spiritual Growth

Weak Brothers

“How dare you support shunning a weak brother/sister whose attendance is slipping or even one who has completely fallen away! That is not a sin! You can’t find that anywhere in the Bible.” 558 more words


Credentials, ordination and all the other hoo ha!

I first started Bible college in 1999 and finished my advanced diploma in 2000. Since then I have completed a chaplaincy course and I have 3 subjects to go to finish a degree in ministry.   803 more words


What pastoral care looks like

Here’s a great illustration for deeper discussion about pastoral ministry:  

“Roberta (not her real name) is a bright woman in her forties with a highly charged emotional attachment to Jesus. 597 more words


"Christian" - A Claim to Follow Jesus the Man

During the process of taking a class on the gospels this semester, I have been thinking afresh about what it means to be a Christian. 761 more words

Christian Life

My new book, Learning to Walk: Some First Steps for New Believers is coming out this month! This is a resource to help give guidance and direction to new brothers and sisters in Christ, aiding them to become disciples, not just attendees or merely believers. 110 more words