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How to Tell if the Preacher Really Trusts God

Two words: Behavior Modification

When you sit in a Christian church and listen to the words coming from the pulpit, do you get the feeling that someone wants you to be something you’re not? 863 more words

Church Letters

Enjoying the Person of Christ with Augustine

“He who so loved us, that for our sakes He was made in time, through whom all things were made, was in the world less in age than His servants, though older than the world itself in His eternity; was made man who made man; was created of a mother whom He created; was carried by hands He formed; sucked at breasts which He had filled; cried in the manger in wordless infancy, He is the Word, without whom all human eloquence is mute.” 282 more words

Pastoral Ministry

Exile Files #4: The Illusion of Pastoral Care?

I’m following the case of a pastor who is having a terrible time with his phone company in Australia. He isn’t an irrational or critical person, so it sort of shocked me when he first tweeted “Arrrrrggggghhhhh Telstra not again!!!!” But this is now a normal event, that people turn to social media when frustrated with a corporation. 1,948 more words

Tanya Riches

Who's Good Enough to Teach You?

Did you know that John the Baptist didn’t want to baptize Jesus?

He didn’t.

The Scriptures say that when John saw Jesus coming to the river, he tried to stop him. 1,192 more words

Church Letters

Plant or Revitalize? — Why I would like to Encourage Young Pastors to Consider the Exisiting Church

One of the growing trends that I see among young men entering the ministry is the desire to plant new churches rather than Pastor existing, established churches.   711 more words

Pastoral Ministry

Be Happified

How happy would you be if:

1.  All your sins were forgiven.

2.  You stood absolutely innocent in God’s presence.

3.  You were washed of everything that you are ashamed of. 246 more words

Pastoral Ministry