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Pastors from long ago share their secret sauce

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Credit: Benjamin Golub / Flickr Creative Commons

[This post is modified from a paper I wrote earlier this year for my doctorate at Duke Divinity School. By looking across every Christian century at the pastor’s chief responsibility, I found that his readiness with the Word of God was prioritized.] Continue reading

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Ministry = high highs and low lows

incredible-hulkThere are few surprises in ministry if you appreciate the effects of sin on image-bearers.

Ministry is a never-ending emotional roller coaster, made up of high highs and low lows.

It’s back-to-back counseling sessions. One to counsel a doting couple about to get married, followed by one with a volatile couple’s last ditch effort before they file for divorce. Continue reading