Thomas Niehof

  • Good thoughts, John.

    These exercises are helpful not only in an individual context but would stimulate some good reflection in a Peer Learning Group or mentoring relationship.

    Thanks...

  • Scott,

    I think you are correct that the system is not working so well right now.

    I hope some new ideas come forth in response to your thoughts.

    Here's my two cents worth: Don'...

    posted on: The System
  • Great piece, George,

    Readable and thought-provoking.

    Thomas Niehof

  • Verlyn,

    Thanks for an interesting post on Paul's pastoral sense and strategy.

    It's an interesting thesis: Paul learned gradually that local pastors have more influence than out-of-...

  • Good thoughts, George.

    I am reminded of Mark Wilson's comment about Paul's first missionary journey--when Paul and Barnabas were in Derbe (Acts 14:20) they were about one decent mountain...

  • Right on, George!

    I well remember being the featured speaker at the high school athletic banquet about three months into my first pastorate.

    A few weeks later I spoke to their...

  • David,

    I serve on the Denominational Translation Review committee and we have not reviewed the 2011 NIV.

    Generally, we don't do that unless a classis overtures for a translation to...

  • When Trinity, Sparta, approached Synod and asked to transfer to Classis Minnkota the response from the majority of delegates was something like, "There is a place for churches that hold to the...

  • Sam raises some interesting points, and perhaps the "head-hunter" model needs to be given more consideration.

    But the reality is that we have tried that to some extent, with MIS, and now...

  • Two comments:

    1. It's not new. There is an incident from the life of Ben Franklin. Franklin's young pastor was accused of using someone else's sermons. Franklin's comment was, I'd rather he...