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The greatest is love

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

As the old camp song says; they will know we are Christians by our love. Who will know? Why, those who have little use for the Church of Jesus Christ. 264 more words


James' story

Pastor James (not his real name) had been at Christ Church for over twenty-four years. You’d think by then his church would be immune to controversy. 458 more words

Pastoral Ministry

A sure foundation

1 Corinthians 3:1-11

In order to build a structurally sound house, one must begin working from the ground up. To build on top of the soil, you have to dig well below the surface and lay strong foundational support that will bear the weight once the home is built. 322 more words


Becoming an Oak

For some reason known only to our canine brothers, I love chasing squirrels. I don’t know what I would do with one if I caught one, but I do enjoy tracing their paths in the park, the intentionally erratic nature of their flight proves to amuse this well-intentioned pursuer. 419 more words


The Christian Way to Act

Conflict in the church seems to happen more and more often. More often than not, it’s over small and silly issues that shouldn’t even be an issue. 636 more words

Church Conflict

Making music after church conflict

To be honest, I don’t have a Norman Rockwell image in my head of what a church looks like any more. That image of a sublime country church where kind, loving people gather each Sunday morning was wiped from my consciousness a long time ago by, you guessed it, much time spent in the real deal. 1,091 more words

How Should Christians View the Mistakes of Their Pastors?

I once served as the pastor of a church where the board chairman made a colossal mistake … and I didn’t know what to do about it. 1,291 more words

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