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Show, Don’t Tell

As I have been grading sermons these past days (about 25 of them since middle of last week with about 10 to go) I often find myself writing “Show, Don’t Tell.”

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Shall We Do It Again?

Women clergy and seminarians respond to an invitation to a gathering in the Grand Rapids denominational office. Twenty women showed up ready to receive from each other and the Holy Spirit. 

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Missional Pastoral Care

Missional pastoral care is care for the soul—ours and theirs. It is one soul speaking to another, one beggar showing another beggar where to find the Bread of Life.

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Why I Am Bivocational (BIVO)

I am a bivocational (BIVO) church planter, and it's the best decision I've ever made in my 30-year ministry career. Here's why. 

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Is It Well With Your Soul, Spiritual Leader?

I find that serving as a spiritual leader is an indescribable privilege. But I also find exercising this privilege frequently beats up my soul. Check out the "Pastors’ Spiritual Vitality Toolkit" for ideas on restoring your soul. 

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The Power of a Phone Call

I poured so much energy into those hundreds (actually a few thousand) sermons, and so I was amazed to hear that the memorable touch of ministry was the few phone calls I made most days.

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Into All Truth: The Value of Continuing Education

Even the best seminary degree represents little more than a priming of the pump for a lifetime of abiding learning. The wise church knows this and provides pastors with rich and ongoing opportunities to be led by the Spirit.

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The Regional Pastor’s Bookshelf: On a Journey

I recommend both these books to pastors, and particularly to Regional Pastors. They can provide a lens and language that could generate vital conversations in one-to-one or group conversations with pastors.

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