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Fall : State of the Pastorate

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In this Issue

From The Editor

The State of the Pastorate
The State of the PastorateSubscriber Access Only
The ever-shifting condition of church leadership

Features

Faces of the Pastorate
Faces of the PastorateSubscriber Access Only
These five pastors' stories point toward a bigger story.
Consistent Sexual Sacrifice
Consistent Sexual Sacrifice
It's simple. It's radical. And it's essential to supporting church members with gay longings.
Pastoring Racists
Pastoring Racists
In my church community, the roots of racial sin run deep.
Sacrificing the Body
Sacrificing the BodySubscriber Access Only
Too many pastors are neglecting their physical health—and it's killing them.
Locally Grown Pastors
Locally Grown Pastors
4 ways churches are preparing ministers in-house.
A Bigger Platform
A Bigger PlatformSubscriber Access Only
From outside speaking, to blogging, to any opportunity to expand your influence: how do you decide if it's wise?
The 40-Year-Old Seminarian
The 40-Year-Old SeminarianSubscriber Access Only
Why I went to school AFTER leading a church.
Unprecedented, All Over Again.
Unprecedented, All Over Again.Subscriber Access Only
3 of today's crises the church has faced before.

Culture

Stephen Colbert: Faithful and Grateful
Stephen Colbert: Faithful and GratefulSubscriber Access Only
And other items of interest from ministry and culture.
How Are You Pastor, Really?
How Are You Pastor, Really?Subscriber Access Only
New research shows where pastors are feeling fine and where they aren't.
The Multi-Cultural Conundrum
The Multi-Cultural ConundrumSubscriber Access Only
Even multiracial congregations tend to have white cultural values. Can we continue to cultivate truer diversity in the body of Christ?

Practices

Tailgate Church
Tailgate ChurchSubscriber Access Only
And other innovative practices from around the ministry world.
Is My Church an Endangered Species?
Is My Church an Endangered Species?Subscriber Access Only
Responding to the cultural and economic threats many congregations will face.
I'm Jealous of the #HealthyPreacherMovement
I'm Jealous of the #HealthyPreacherMovementSubscriber Access Only
A movement to get pastors physically healthy is great. Are we doing as much to sustain our spiritual vitality?

Soul

In Search of Adequacy
In Search of AdequacySubscriber Access Only
Shifting culture and dwindling funds have many pastors rethinking the task.
What Only God Can Do
What Only God Can DoSubscriber Access Only
After you've done everything humanly possible.
A Bigger Platform
A Bigger PlatformSubscriber Access Only
From outside speaking, to blogging, to any opportunity to expand your influence: how do you decide if it's wise?
The One Jesus Loves
The One Jesus LovesSubscriber Access Only
Who, me?

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