Bearing the Word
Preachers carry on a tradition Mary exemplified.
Bearing the Word. Preachers carry on a tradition Mary exemplified. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. Image: Lightstock. 0; tweet; email; print. I was tired—the
Making Space for Women Leaders in the Church
The day my bubble burst about women in ministry.
“But you're so [insert the quality that busted their expectations]!”. I'm an ordained Presbyterian minister, and I come from a tradition and a family where this is relatively unremarkable.
Love God, Love People, Make Disciples – Everything Else Is Scaffolding
Every program, building and denomination is temporary. They should stay in place only as long as they are being effective.
Every church program, building, denomination and extra-biblical tradition is scaffolding. No building is holy. No extra-biblical tradition is forever. None of them will be in heaven.
What Simone Biles Is Teaching Me about Innovation
Throwing out the old scorecard has changed gymnastics—and it can change your ministry.
her first Olympics. This isn't a new tradition. I have fond memories of watching the Magnificent Seven compete in the 1996 Atlanta games. As a young
Leaders and Lederhosen
Rediscovering the power of local Christian traditions
I saw in that moment that a foreign tradition I'd dismissed as quaint, silly even, had profound purpose and streamlined practicality. And the train of thought left the station.
6 Reasons Many Pastors Don’t Need An Office Any More
For most pastors, a desk in an office is one of the least creative spaces imaginable.
The pastor's office is a time-honored tradition whose moment has come and gone for a lot of us. Over the last 35-plus years of ministry, I have spent thousands of hours in my office.
The Role of Oral Tradition in the Synoptics
And other items from around the web.
The Role of Oral Tradition in the Synoptics. And other items from around the web. Paul Wilkinson. 0; tweet; link. share; share. expand: email; print. We recommend
Innovation Or Insistence? There’s More Than One Way To Reach Your Goal
If your usual door won’t open, be willing to try other doors. In most situations, innovation is often the best, most overlooked option.
means to the goal. Church leaders do this when we lock in on an extra-biblical program, method, or tradition as if it was God-ordained. When we do that
What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors
For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange.
What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors. For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange. Marshall
When You're a Pastor Who Suffers from Depression
What the story of Elijah (and psychological research) tells us about how to cope.
A challenging job combined with certain biological features in the brain can result in major depressive disorder in clergy, regardless of race, age, or theological tradition.
Why Smooth Pastoral Transitions Matter More Now Than Ever
In previous generations, the denomination, the church building, and family expectations had such a strong hold that it virtually didn’t matter who the pastor was.
Whether out of habit, culture, tradition, denominational identity, fear of reprisal, or a sincere commitment to Christ and his church, when the doors were open, they were going to walk
When This Pastor Got Political
I thought a town hall meeting would be the perfect venue to fight for justice. I was oh-so-wrong.
I am a pastor from a faith tradition that, on the one hand, believes on a theological level that Christians should engage in and redeem the political sphere, but on the other hand, prefers
Does Your Church Have the Right Model?
How to decide.
is rapidly changing. It needs a church rooted in Scripture, orthodoxy, and tradition, but fluent in the language and culture of the world today.”. As more
Wanted: New Church Methods for New Church People
Changing the world with the Gospel of Jesus is less likely to happen using traditional methods with every passing year.
As long as you want to minister to traditional church members. Traditionalists (whatever your tradition may be) need places to worship, learn and be discipled.
Last Chance for 2014 Contribution Reminders
Plus four other trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
phone on Christmas Day. … Similarly, technology hasn't significantly impacted the long-standing tradition of sending Christmas cards. Only 2% of all
Reaching a New Generation with the Bible
We can no longer depend on methods that worked 20 years ago.
ways. Kurt Kroon, pastor of Cascade Church in Portland, Oregon, has learned to present the Bible differently from the tradition he was raised in. There