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Clerical Collars and Ecclesiastical Titles: 5 Reasons they are needed in the Church

“Just call me Erik”

I have never said these words out loud in the context of pastoral ministry.

Sometime just before or during my childhood, there was a movement toward informality in the church. 1,701 more words

Theology & Culture

When life has you...

It is my passion to help others. It always has been and don’t believe that will ever go away. What I want to develop is a REAL blog that will touch the life of other “helpers.”  Are you a social worker? 167 more words

Resources for Thriving Leaders, part 2

This weeks’ post was the first of a 2-part series on the idea of “Call” in ministry. If you missed it, you can click here… 160 more words


Weekly Update #3.5: Know Thy Industry

Yesterday, my day job brought in an expert on a subject. Due to the nature of the subject, we’ll ignore the realm it falls under. VAGUE. 385 more words


Recap Mar 30, 2017 - Rain, Rain, please come again! #ThrowbackThursday

Today has a been an unexpectedly busy week. I had a very large funeral I was presiding at on Tuesday afternoon during a HUGE thunderstorm that we desperately needed. 329 more words


Me Too

A little over two months ago my friend Mike Campbell asked me to put together a video testimony that addressed some of my journey with my mental health diagnosis to be shown to his student ministry. 124 more words


መጋቢነትና የገቢ ምንጭ

ለቤተክርስቲያነ ከተሰጡት 5ቱ የአገልግሎትር ስጦታዎች አንዱ መጋቢነት ነው፡፡ መጋቢነት ለሰዎች ነፍስ የመትጋት ታላቅ ሃላፊነትን የሚጠይቅ አገልግሎት ነው፡፡

የመጋቢነትን አገልገሎት ዋጋ ሊከፍል የሚችል ገንዘብ የለም፡፡ መጋቢ በምድር ላይ እንደሚኖር እንደ ማንኛውም ሰው ገንዘብ በምድር ላይ ኑሮ ያስፈልገዋል፡፡ መፅሃፍ ቅዱስም ስለ መጋቢ ብሎም ስለሌሎች የአገልግሎት ስጦታዎች የገቢ ምንጭ ያስተምራል፡፡