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Confronting the Toxic Power in Me
High-profile stories of fallen pastors can distract us from ourselves or hold up a mirror to our souls.
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5 More Reasons To Go To Church In Person: Sight, Sound, Touch, Smell, Taste
When all our senses are involved we learn more, engage more, enjoy more, contribute more and remember more.
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And no, this is not always because of laziness or lack of spiritual passion. In a growing number of cases, it's because they've been hurt deeply, sometimes repeatedly by church people.
What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors
For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange.
America. In Korea, for instance, where daily 6 am prayer meetings are standard, “there's peer pressure to practice spiritual disciplines,” said Kim. “The
Preaching Grace Rather Than To-Do Lists
When we share five ways to be a better parent, what are we communicating about the gospel?
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“Tell me,” I asked her, “what do people usually do to get close to God?” She was easily able to list the usual spiritual disciplines: read Scripture, pray, go to church.
Make an Appointment with Your Heavenly Doctor
As we lead others, we can’t overlook our own need for God’s healing.
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existed at all. Wavering is a fleshly response to faith, while standing in faith is a spiritual response, acknowledging and applying our belief in God. We must
What Should Ministry Look Like in Post-Christian America?
Four church leaders weigh in.
This is the only way to develop Christians who can cultivate their relationship with God independently, through Bible study, prayer, and spiritual disciplines.
4 Ways to Invite God into Your Planning Meetings
Put the ministry back in your administration.
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‘Dear Worship Leader...’
A review of Zac Hicks’s The Worship Pastor.
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Introducing Lent to Your Congregation
It starts with your example.
someone you already know and trust, like your district superintendent, bishop, local spiritual director, or This is an excellent way for the classic disciplines of Lent—fasting, prayer, and
My Journey Into Spiritual Direction
Recognizing God's work in your life usually requires a guide.
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Sacred Rhythms in the Life of the Leader
Serving God and others without going insane.
The result can be “sloppy desperation”—a mental and spiritual lethargy that prevents us from the quality of presence that delivers true insight and spiritual leadership.
Savor Advent, Feast on Christmas
My family’s new traditions made the season richer
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During Advent my family does this in two ways. First, through spiritual disciplines—meditation and prayer, self-examination and repentance, Scripture reading and discussion.
Straight to the Source
Seminaries teach a simple method for studying the Bible that we can all use to study the Bible ourselves.
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Straight to the Source. Seminaries teach a simple method for studying the Bible that we can all use to study the Bible ourselves. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print.
Why I Confessed My Sins to a Jesuit Priest
Even though I’m a Protestant pastor.
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The First Step to Sparking Innovation In a Stuck Church
Church leaders need to spark the creativity of innovative believers by figuring out how to say yes to their passion.
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Church leaders need to spark the creativity of innovative believers by figuring out how to say yes to their passion.
How I Spent 20 Years in Ministry Without the Bible
I called others to spiritual growth, but I remained unchanged.
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Bible. I called others to spiritual growth, but I remained unchanged. integrity. My spiritual heritage also includes hypocrites, legalists, and perfectionists.
Bungee Cord Leadership: Leveraging Tension to Lead a Church Through Change
Tension doesn't have to stress us out. We can use it to our church’s advantage if we follow a few simple principles.
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Tension doesn't have to stress us out. We can use it to our church's advantage if we follow a few simple principles.
11 Ways to Protect Your Spirit from the Demands of Pastoral Ministry
Pastoral ministry can be hazardous to our spiritual health. But it doesn’t need to be.
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Pastoral ministry can be hazardous to our spiritual health. But it doesn't need to be. Spiritually, emotionally and physically. Many church-goers engage in too little spiritual output.
Leave Me Alone So I Can Do Ministry!
When productivity replaces hospitality, we miss the point of pastoring.
guest by the Superior took precedence over a fast, the quintessential spiritual discipline! spirit, the Superior must put into practice the very ordinary, unglamorous disciplines of hospitality
From the Small
In the body of Christ, the voices of the small and suffering need to be heard more clearly. By listening more intently.
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In the body of Christ, the voices of the small and suffering need to be heard more clearly. By listening more intently.
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