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Portraits of a Pastor

A pastor preaches, teaches, counsels, gives guidance, shepherds, leads, leads missions, learns from the history of the Church, and is a father and husband to his (her) family. 416 more words


Finding the Rhythms

As a much younger minister I spent seven years in two different parishes in the Diocese of the Arctic: All Saints’, Aklavik (1984-88) and Church of the Resurrection, Holman (now Ulukhaktok) (1988-91). 736 more words

The Time Calvin Was Fired and the Need for Pastoral Mentoring

The story is familiar: A bright young theologian agrees to pastor a church torn by factions and needing reform. Before long, he is plunged into controversy and conflict as he seeks to implement change. 1,033 more words

Oniontown Pastoral: Meanwhile, on a Perfect Day

Oniontown Pastoral: Meanwhile, on a Perfect Day*

For Birdy

Have you ever spent hours on roller skates, then put on your shoes and felt as though your feet belonged to somebody else? 885 more words


Our Plans and Dreams

 Psalm 127:1

Unless the Lord builds the house,
the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the guards stand watch in vain.

Christian Life


Last Sunday afternoon Gayla and I traveled to Istrouma Baptist Church in Baton Rouge for the Louisiana Baptist Convention Pastors Conference. I’ve learned a great deal over the past several months about the sovereignly of God — particularly His sovereignty with regards to His timing. 736 more words


As Kingfishers Catch Fire (Book Review)

Many Evangelicals have been positively impacted by the work of Eugene Peterson. One of the Church’s modern sages, Peterson is the author of many books that occupy the shelves of pastors, church leaders, and laypeople alike. 486 more words

Book Reviews