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As in Adam ...

Whatever else Easter means, it does not mean people stop dying. The Thessalonians knew what we still know: namely, the stark and stubborn fact of death in our world poses a most difficult challenge to our faith.

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The Pastoral Practice of Self-Reflection

Self-reflection is difficult. It encourages us to be honest with ourselves and acknowledge our limitations. It requires that we ask ourselves personal questions, the answers to which will force us out of comfort zones. 

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So, What Do YOU Do?

“Pastor” is a word that I like. I have good associations with it and sometimes it’s helpful to use because it opens the door. But sometimes I have to let it go and find more creative ways to communicate what I do. 

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Beware of Dissing the Preacher

As I read through sermons by the great Reformer Martin Luther, I got stuck on a sermon from Luke 2:41-52. Was I concluding that Luther preached a good sermon but did not preach the text?

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When Were You Last Filled With Awe?

I am challenged by Acts 2:43 but am also encouraged that God is still orchestrating awe-filled moments if we only pay attention with open eyes, open ears, and especially an open heart. 

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Let's Get People Talking

You're probably wondering how Inspire 2017 might inspire your local congregation or Classis. Here are a few ideas to get people talking about your mission and how this event might support the local church. 

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