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Is It Just Me, or ...

Is it just me, or are other pastors & church leaders getting frustrated with the way our denominational communicates with us, particularly when they ask for (expect?) us to adopt their agenda for what our church needs?

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2nd Judgement

I have recently become aware of the idea, Biblical apparently, of 2 judgements . This was first impressed on me via Randy Alcorn's Heaven; I believe we parishioners would be well-served to hear this more or, at all, from the pulpit.

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Where Is Our Empathy?

People act as if caring is a pain because they think they are the ones doing the giving without any return. If you do pastoral care with this attitude, you won't receive a mutual benefit. This sad fact won't change unless people are filled with the love of God.

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Matt 18:15

My question for discussion is precisely Matt 18:15 and what it entails. Am I sinning when I do things like add new songs, preach passionately for 30 minutes, or make changes to programs? Do I need to repent?

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Clergy as Guild?

What do you think about the article "The Crisis of the American Intellectual" by Walter Russell Mead? Thoughts on how this impacts what we do as clergy generally and on the CRCNA in particular?

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Pastor family book

I'm looking for a book that pastor couples can read/study in a small group setting. Topics can include: clergy/pastor couples clergy/pastor marriage clergy/pastor child rearing ???? Any suggestions?
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All Church Study

Last winter my church used Tim Keller's The Prodigal God as the basis for an "all-church study." Other books that I've considered are The Call by Os Guinness and Engaging God's World by Plantinga. Any other suggestions? 

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Pastor Rodney Dangerfield

As one delegate at Synod 2008 stated, in comparing ministry associates with ministers of the Word, they are “equal in function, but differ in honor”. What does this mean for the church today, in particular, with regard to the office of ministry associates? Allow me to make a few propositions that invite reaction.

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