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Posted in Culture, Jesus, Ministry, Theology on Sep 30th, 2012

“But isn’t [being subversive] dishonest? Not exactly, for I’m not misrepresenting myself. I’m simply taking my words and acts at a level of seriousness that would throw [the congregation] into a state of catatonic disbelief if they ever knew.” How can the pastor be subversive and sustain his vocation? Eugene Peterson wrestles with who is […]

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Posted in Culture, Jesus, Ministry, Theology on Jul 31st, 2012

I have been fortunate to serve as “teaching pastor” of a large church and now to be serving as the sole (no pun intended) pastor of a small church. Caveat: this is my story and I do not offer it as a template for anyone else. I believe that there are energetic kingdom affinities attached […]

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Posted in Culture, Ministry, Reviews on Jun 21st, 2010

I was invited by Milton Stanley, editor, to receive and review an advanced copy of Jeff Weddle’s book The Gospel-Filled Wallet: What the Bible Really Says About Money (Morrison, TN: Transforming Publishing, 2010). A Pertinent, Pressing Issue: Money Having read Jeff Weddle’s book, I will offer three stimulating benefits and three pastoral concerns. Because Jeff […]

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Posted in Culture, Jesus, Ministry on Oct 30th, 2009

Welcome to USAmerican evangelicalism. Show me your version of the Bible and I’ll tell you what you think about the role of women in ministry. Can you believe it has come to this? This post cannot be an in-depth presentation of the role of women in ministry. I would encourage you to read Scot McKnight’s […]

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There is a kind of hocus-pocus going on in current evangelical (emerging) conversations. It is a kind of conversational slight-of-hand that is doing away with the concept of pastor. The word “pastor” and the idea of pastor is besieged by many and is being cast into the circular file of irrelevancy. With alleged biblical support […]

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Posted in Culture, Jesus, Ministry on Sep 2nd, 2009

When Princess of Wales, Diana, gave birth to Prince Henry Charles Albert David (“Harry”), it is reported that a town crier, dressed in bright costume and plumes, rang a huge bell and declared, “Her Royal Highness the Princess Diana has issued forth a second son.” Outside St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, over 300 news […]

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