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Aug 5, 2013
Ministry Fence Posts

Guard Your Flock … Even From Other Christians

If you don't, the focus of the ministry is to respond to the special interests of customer Christians.
Guard Your Flock … Even From Other Christians
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This is the fourth blog post in a series (intro, part one, part two) regarding pastors developing healthy boundaries in their ministry. I'm sharing four key points in the process, thinking of them as four fence posts around a healthy ministry.

I have already shared ...

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Aug 1, 2013
Roundup

Morning Roundup 08/01/13

Immigration; Hacking; Social Justice
Morning Roundup 08/01/13
Courtesy of EIT

As one who has been a supporter of immigration reform and part of the Evangelical Immigration Table, I think Jonathan Merritt has some good insights here. My impression is that although I see it as a justice and family values issue, many Evangelicals do not. That does not ...

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Jul 31, 2013
Ministry Fence Posts

Pursue Emotionally Healthy Boundaries

Ministry Fence Post #2
Pursue Emotionally Healthy Boundaries
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In the introduction to this series, I talked about how your schedule is not the primary problem that leads to burn out, rather it was not setting healthy boundaries in your ministry. Last time, I said the first "post" in your ministry boundary fence is to recognize ...

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Jul 31, 2013
Roundup

Morning Roundup 07/31/13

Rand Paul & Chris Christie; Gospel Project; Social Media
Morning Roundup 07/31/13
Courtesy of Sen. Rand Paul

Interesting discussion erupting in politics that relates to my earlier post on surveillance.

Chris Christie: Rand Paul 'dangerous' -- Politico

Thanks for Frank Viola for this interview about the Gospel Project (and for his helpful book, Jesus: A Theography)

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Jul 30, 2013
Interview

Sex and Money

An Interview with Paul David Tripp
Sex and Money
Courtesy of Crossway Books

When and how did you realize there was a need for this book?

As I've traveled around the world speaking, these issues come up again and again. Pastors, elders, parents, and husbands and wives will pull me aside and confess temptation or tell me of the brokenness that ...

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Jul 30, 2013
Roundup

Morning Roundup 07/30/13

Luis Palau
Morning Roundup 07/30/13
Courtesy of Luis Palau

Today I will be talking to Luis Palau on The Exchange. Here are three articles worth reading in preparation for the show. You can watch live at 3:00 p.m. Eastern.

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Jul 29, 2013
Social Media

Getting Started in Social Media

A How-To for Pastors and Ministry Leaders
Getting Started in Social Media
Courtesy of ISSMM

Recently, Leadership Journal interviewed me about social media, publishing it under the headline: "Not Tweeting? Repent!" So, in light of the fact that I basically called pastors sinners for not being on Twitter, I thought I should share some tips for getting started ...

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Jul 29, 2013
Roundup

Morning Roundup 07/29/13

Pope Francis; Freedoms; Reaching Your Neighborhood; Checklist Christianity
Morning Roundup 07/29/13
Courtesy of Christianity Today
Pope-a-looza continues in Brazil. BTW, Catholics in Brazil often look like charismatics in most of the world, so it is an interesting mix.

The Pope May Be Argentine But 'God Is Brazilian' -- R. Andrew Chesnut

In the "Well, maybe I should give up on speaking up for freedom of religion and against government overreach" department, I give you...

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Jul 26, 2013
Christ-Centered Preaching

Christ-Centered Preaching and The Gospel Project

Guidelines for Christ-Centeredness in The Gospel Project Curriculum
Christ-Centered Preaching and The Gospel Project
Courtesy of The Gospel Project

Over the last month, I've brought a number of scholars to this blog to discuss the importance of Christ-centered preaching and teaching. We've looked at the strengths and weaknesses of adopting this kind of hermeneutic.

This series leaves us with the question that ...

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Jul 26, 2013
Humor

Church Signs of the Week - July 26, 2013

Fundamentalists & Hell to Pay
Church Signs of the Week - July 26, 2013
Courtesy of Marty Payton

This week's signs put the "fun" in Fundamentalist. At least you know where these churches stand. Ambiguous, they are not.

Finally, one last positive, uplifting message for the week.

Thanks to @martypayton, @PhilCooke, and @pastorcraigwebb for these. As always, ...

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Jul 25, 2013
Thinkers

Observations and Implications of African American Church Planting

Dr. Carl Ellis Jr. — Thursday Is for Thinkers
Observations and Implications of African American Church Planting
Courtesy of Carl Ellis Jr.

The Effectiveness of Ministry Based Models

From 1900 to 1960, the scope of African American cultural involvement was restricted when compared to Anglo Americans in the broader community. For example, careers such as domestics, nurses, physicians, beauticians, etc., were ...

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Jul 25, 2013
Roundup

Morning Roundup 07/25/13

Planting Deep Roots; Abortion Extremist Wendy Davis; Raising Boys; Shooting People out of Cannons
Morning Roundup 07/25/13
Courtesy of Christianity Today

I am glad to see the naive anti-insitutinalism is getting push back from many quarters.

Planting Deep Roots -- Andy Crouch

The National Review points out how late term abortion is out of the mainstream. And, increasingly, polls show that American think the same. (I wonder ...

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Jul 24, 2013
Interview

On the Grace of God

An Interview with Justin Holcomb
On the Grace of God
Courtesy of Crossway Books

How can grace be seen as offensive?

Unconditional love is a difficult concept to wrap your mind around. Many of us think (whether we admit it or not) there must be some breaking point where God gives up on us. Even if we successfully avoid believing this fallacy, others' ...

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Jul 24, 2013
Roundup

Morning Roundup 07/24/13

Lessons for the church; Archbishop of Canterbury speaks in tongues; Celebrity pastors; Spirit-filled speech
Morning Roundup 07/24/13
Courtesy of Derwin Gray

I'm increasingly enjoying Derwin Gray's writings... and you should to. Here is a recent entry.

3 Early Church Lessons for the Modern Church -- Derwin Gray

The Archbishop of Canterbury speaks in tongues-- which, I must say, is just fascinating.

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Jul 23, 2013
Ministry

Recognize Your Role in the Church

Ministry Fence Post #1
Recognize Your Role in the Church
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In the first post of this series, I began a discussion on the importance of pastors establishing healthy boundaries in ministry.

As it's an area in which I have personally struggled, and one in which I continue to grow, I'm passionate about sharing what I have learned ...

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