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Slay the Beast of Ambition before It Slays You
3 ministry proverbs to quell competition and cultivate humility.
Slay the beast before it slays you. “It's Kingdom, Not Competition”. Bob Hyatt. “Whatever Is Happening Now Will Not Keep Happening Forever”. Bob Hyatt.
The Dangers of a Bait-and-Switch Easter Sunday
Avoiding the pitfalls of special services.
I know that's overstating, but believe me—I've been there. And that's what "event evangelism" and "big" Sundays communicate, I think. Regardless of
Did "the" church hurt you, or "a" church? There's a world of difference.
vast majority are trustworthy shepherds who want to help and not hurt. Bob Hyatt is a writer and pastor of the Evergreen Community in Portland, Oregon.
Be Careful What You Worship on July 4
Is national patriotism inconsistent with Christianity?
Else. Bob Hyatt is pastor of Evergreen Community in Portland, Oregon. Copyright © 2015 by the author or Christianity Today/Leadership Journal. Click
Like Starving Chefs
Coming to Scripture only to feed others is not a healthy recipe.
will rarely lack when it comes time to prepare something for others. Bob Hyatt is a writer and pastor of the Evergreen Community in Portland, Oregon.
Fighting Christians: We Need a Christmas Truce
What if we laid down our verbal rifles during the holidays?
Sometimes it's better to put the guns down, reach across the lines and shake the other guy's hand. Bob Hyatt is a writer and pastor of the Evergreen Community in Portland, Oregon.
Don't Laugh; Your Church Might Be Miley Cyrus.
She's nothing if not pragmatic. And so are we.
our tech and fill an auditorium with all manner of creative gimmicks. We can do it, but should we? Bob Hyatt is a pastor and writer in Portland, Oregon.
The Fishbowl, My Friend
Why living on display isn't the worst thing ever.
Bob Hyatt helps pastor The Evergreen Community in Portland, Or. He also coaches and provides spiritual direction for Pastors and church planters. He's
How Should We Then Spend?
Transparency is the key to financial wisdom for leaders.
When I was able, I reduced the amount our church community was paying me. When friends asked how much I was making on the side, I was willing to disclose that to them.
The Challenge of Pope Francis
How far will you take this "Christ-like thing?"
be more and more like the Pope. Bob Hyatt is a Pastor/Elder at The Evergreen Community in Portland, OR. Read more of Bob's Out of Ur posts here.
(Still) Be Careful What You Worship on July 4
Is national patriotism inconsistent with Christianity? A controversial classic.
think of America as Jerusalem (Psalm 137:5) all of that will make perfect sense for you." - Bob. But I think that Hyatt goes too far when he says "...nationalism, in any degree, is misplaced
The Dangerous Pursuit of Pastoral Fame
Conflating ministry and celebrity is bad for our churches and our souls.
For example, pastors who receive large salaries from their churches to produce sermons and resources for their community and then turn around and package and sell those same
Authority or Influence
Which do we want? How do we get it?
I agree with Matt Tebbe that our authority is rooted in relationship. I think it's also rooted in our influence and our ability to demonstrate the life we are
Our Journey toward Women in Leadership (Part 1)
Is it "creeping egalitarianism" or honest and humble wrestling with Scripture?
2. In the New Testament context, women in leadership positions may have been a hindrance for the Gospel, particularly among the Jews. But in our context
5 Things to Love About the Emerging Church
Bob Hyatt's eulogy for a departed movement.
4. On a missional level: It's largely been through the Emerging Church that I've been turned on to voices in the missional stream of thinking. Michael Frost
Is "Leadership" Biblical? (The Rebuttal)
A few reasons to say "Yes!"
Another common phrase which carried connotations of leadership in the NT was episkopos, often translated "bishop." What were the episkopos to do?
On Holy Ground at St. Arbucks
Reflections on spiritual moments at Starbucks.
In Starbucks all over this city, I have had holy moments as I confronted others and been confronted. I have sat with men who were shipwrecking their