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Time-Out!

I played basketball in high school.  I remember the conditioning we went through, including stair-laps around the gym and the infamous “killers,” which were sprints that began and ended with jumping.  I remember our coach timing those and making us continue … Continue reading

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What’s Your Number, Pastor?

There it was in an email I had received.  I predicted out loud to my wife on our way home from church that another one was slipping away.  My mind raced to figure out what I could do to tighten … Continue reading

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“Celebrity Pastors”

I just returned from a conference that centered on the Gospel.  It featured some well-known preachers, what some might call “big-name” pastors; others might use the description “celebrity pastors.”  In fact, I’ve heard one of these pastors described as having the status … Continue reading

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The Disney Effect

Disney World turns 40 today.  I remember reading about the plans for this futuristic park in my Scholastic Weekly Reader in elementary school.  It looked like something from another galaxy.  Disney is its own brand and has left its mark … Continue reading

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The Pastor’s Role Model, pt. 2

The pastor’s job is shepherding, thus the shepherd is his role model.  His job is not political, vying to win votes.  Though he is responsible to intercede for the people under his care and help them come before their God, the pastor is not the priest … Continue reading

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The Pastor’s Role Model, pt. 1

A role model is someone who serves as an example, whose behavior is worthy of emulation.  Who should the pastor look to in order to find a pattern for his work?  Who is it that provides the best paradigm for pastoral ministry?  Here … Continue reading

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The Pastor’s Responsibility

I am currently reading Eugene Peterson’s Working the Angles: the Shape of Pastoral Integrity, one of three books he has written on pastoral work, and some of the best writing on pastoral ministry I have ever read.  In the opening pages … Continue reading

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