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Take Delight in Your Passions
The story of Juana Ines de la Cruz reminds us that God instills passions within us that he can use for his glory.
Was she ready to demonstrate her true faith through acts of submission, all in the name of obedience, piety, propriety? An Insatiable Thirst for Knowledge.
10 Ways to Help Single Women Flourish in Ministry
Whether single or married, we can all advocate for single women in ministry.
I'm encouraged and challenged by their obedience to God's call on their lives, and I have personally benefited from their ministries in countless ways.
A Conductor of Community
Gail Song Bantum turned a love of music into a life of ministry.
her boyfriend was black, Bantum chose to stand her ground, believing true love honors love at all times, even over irrational fears, even above cultural and familial obedience that exist
Bounce Back After Defeat
Every leader faces failure, but it doesn’t have to be the end of your ministry.
My measurement of success is no longer based on whether I actually make it to the end goal, but rather measured by obedience and perseverance.
Tell a Good Story When You Preach
How to teach in a way that connects, compels, and builds trust.
Are my sins really forgiven, and how would I know? Does a life of obedience really matter when it's costing me so much? Read as Single Page Page:123|Next.
Feeling the ‘Ugh’ at Christmastime
Can your church be honest about heartache this Advent?
If I really believed these friends would be made whole, then why wouldn't I celebrate it? Although my heart was as heavy as my feet, out of obedience I chose to dance.
Confessions of a Former ‘It’ Church Pastor
We were the hottest church in our area. Then everything imploded.
Confessions of a Former 'It' Church Pastor. We were the hottest church in our area. Then everything imploded. Anonymous. 0; tweet; link. share; share; share.
The Surprising Power of Our Weakest Moments
In God’s hands, crosses become instruments of life-giving grace
bay. As I tell our little girls, “We must obey right away.”. God is continually calling me (and every one of us) to take up the cross of obedience. In God's
Can We Really Be Like Christ?
Rethinking the incarnational ministry model
Jesus is the example par excellence of obedience and self-sacrifice held up to the church, but Paul also uses his experiences, and those of his coworker Timothy and his friend
How a Small Congregation Fed 145,000 People
God is using 124 people from this historic congregation to support a big ministry.
How a Small Congregation Fed 145,000 People. God is using 124 people from this historic congregation to support a big ministry. Amy Simpson. 0; tweet;
We Are Called to Desire (Part 1)
4 unfounded fears that come with wanting
In a book I recently reviewed, the author warned readers about the dangers of human desire, which he seemed to view as an obstacle to Christian obedience.
How to Woo People into God's Story
Step down from the stage and guide them in the learning experience.
Parker Palmer In To Know as We Are Known, Palmer writes, “To teach is to create a space where obedience to truth is practiced.” For Palmer, teaching must be an active process for
How I Leverage My Autism for Pastoral Ministry
My life-changing diagnosis forced me to learn myself—and my ministry role—all over again.
How I Leverage My Autism for Pastoral Ministry. My life-changing diagnosis forced me to learn myself—and my ministry role—all over again. Lamar Hardwick.
Uniting a Violence-Plagued City in Prayer
Neither death threats nor tepid response discouraged two pastors from praying over every murder site in their city for years.
Uniting a Violence-Plagued City in Prayer. Neither death threats nor tepid response discouraged two pastors from praying over every murder site in their city for years.
Lord, Teach Me to Want
An interview with Jen Pollock Michel.
Today, we talk with Jen about desire, obedience, and cultivating holy longings in our children. 1) Teach Us to Want is a rather provocative title. Obedience is better.
When Your Calling Feels too Small
Success is measured in obedience
When Your Calling Feels too Small. Success is measured in obedience. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 2. 0; tweet; email; print. Lately, I'm hearing a lot about
On Not Getting Killed
I have a lot to learn about Jesus’ kind of love
I reckon a choice to see the world through his eyes and respond, in spite of my fear, might not be such a stretch of obedience. It is the pain and privilege of following.
Identity and Worship Speak into the Life of a Leader
An interview with worship and executive pastor Gail Song Bantum
I provide that foundation before saying mentoring should never be a question of desire, but a question of obedience in response to Jesus' command to 'Go and make disciples.'" As a
Learning to Love the Church
When I became a pastor I didn't like much about the complexities of community in general and of a holy community in particular.
There can be no maturity in the spiritual life, no obedience in following Jesus, no wholeness in the Christian life apart from an immersion in, and embrace of, community.