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Scott DeVries

  • Jeff - I think that's pretty fair. I would say most minister's work more hours than that in a year. And it's probably worth double checking whether the pulpit supply is getting paid more than the...

  • One way to think through this is how many hours you expect the pastor to spend preparing and delivering the message. For a sermon where I pick my own text I have the option of choosing a text I've...

  • Just finished "The Cross and the Lynching Tree", by James H. Cone. While Cone's theology and mine aren't an exact match, his conclusions are still poignant. The lynching tree is symbolically, and...

  • Great article!

    One point of clarification though, the full council includes the minister(s). Maybe a better historian than me can weigh in on this, but I believe for hundreds of years the...

  • Faith CRC in Holland emailed the congregation this afternoon to let them know that they were following the guidance of government health officials and Classis Holland leaders to cancel worship...

  • Great article Trudy! I'm going to share this with my church's Discipleship Committee.

  • Yes! I'm excited to read part 2.

    In my own ministry I found that there were generationally-related preferences in this area. The older generations seemed to prefer celebrating God's work...

  • Good article!

    When I was pastoring churches I tried to instill in my elders and deacons (with poor success, I'm afraid) that their meetings were their meetings. The point was simply to have...

  • A great book on the topic of having good conversations around faith, politics, and the intersection of faith and politics is David Dark's, "The Gospel According to America". Bad title (in my...

  • Thanks Bill, you said it better than I did :)