“My wife and I are going to Southern Sudan for the entire month of June.” I announced with joy to my congregation. We had sought God’s will as Husband and Wife. I had prayed with, and sought counsel from my fellow Elders. And…
A wise old owl sat in an oak; the more he saw the less he spoke; the less he spoke the more he heard; let’s try to imitate that bird.
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Stress. Nobody needs it, but we all have it.
Disclaimer: Though I am only in my 3rd year Pastoring God has seen fit to have me officiate around 25 funerals.
Dear Reader: What follows is an excerpt from Sunday’s sermon manuscript. Enjoy.
What issue is capturing the beating hearts of young (Young Restless & Reformed, Hipster, Social Justice, you name the tribe) Christians this week?
“The Pastor as Scholar and the Scholar as Pastor” began as two sermons
DTS professor John D. Hannah (not to be confused with animal lover Jack Hanna) has written an honest evaluation of the history of one of the world’s important Seminaries.
One of the treasures in my study is a ragged, dog-eared book entitled “Understanding the Church” which Emmaus Bible College kindly placed in the mail boxes of all it’s students one year.