I guess you have told us a few things we didn't want to hear, but needed to hear. Thanks for your thoughts and reflections. It's not possible to cover every angle in a piece...posted on: What to Do With American Rage
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.
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 Niehofposted on: Lessons from the Junk Yard
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-...posted on: Was Paul an Effective Church Leader?
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...posted on: “Outreach” Must Have Two E's!
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...posted on: Going Deep in the Pastorate
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...posted on: Bible Translations — NIV2011?
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...posted on: Overtures 3 & 4: Laying Out the Debate
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...